A partnership of economic development organizations welcomes the news that Airbnb, the world’s leading community-driven hospitality company, is opening its North American operational headquarters in Portland, Oregon.
Airbnb will employ 160 people at its new offices, expected to open later this summer. The Portland Development Commission (PDC), Business Oregon, Greater Portland Inc (GPI) and Worksystems, Inc., have been working in partnership with Portland Mayor Charlie Hales to bring the company to the region. “This project bolsters an already strong and growing cluster of software firms and technology talent in Portland,” said Patrick Quinton, PDC executive director. “We’re especially pleased to welcome Airbnb to the Oldtown neighborhood and its emerging entrepreneurial scene.”
Airbnb joins a list of software firms that have recently expanded in Oregon, from big names such as Salesforce.com, Ebay and Garmin, to homegrown startups such as Puppet Labs, Urban Airship, Viewpoint Construction and Jama Software.
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