Dixie's PrinterLogic leading charge up 'Tech Ridge'
Question...Wasn't that mesa the site of a gondola built by a
private developer, but hated by their planning commission? If so, is
that unique form of transportation still there? That would certainly be a great
drawing card for techies.
St. George is already in a serious position relative to water supply. It is
absurd to think it can support further development that will further strain the
extremely limited water resources. Silicon Valley supports bedroom communities
around the Bay area and extending to Santa Cruz. Silicon Valley is also near the
rich multicultural resources of San Francisco. Not to mention the California
Coast, Redwoods, and the mountains. Big difference is how extremely expensive
things are in these areas of California. I see the open spaces in St. George as
a resource in and of itself to be valued and cared for, not unconsciously
developed for greed and profit.
The Wasatch Front has the business advantages of economies of scale and lower
housing costs, but St George is a much nicer place to live.
I am glad for the growth I suppose, but with the water shortages, how will they
sustain the new people they bring in to do the work?
I actually think this is going to be a new trend going forward. Graduates in
Electrical Engineering, Computer Science and other related tech fields are
gravitating to places where they can safely raise a family. Silicon Valley is
not a family friendly place but St George certainly is. When you have your
degree you can go anywhere and I suspect with the cultural rot in the big cities
the smaller communities like St George will draw alot of developers. St George
has all the red rock fun in Zion as well as the mild winters. It's only an
hour half from Vegas so it is perfect for families. This LDS community is a
place where people want to live - they feel safe for themselves and their kids.
Good for St. George to have made this investment in its future. The beautiful
thing about tech is it can be from anywhere... not easy from St. George.... but
not crazy either.
I wonder if it will add to the beauty of St. George in the way that all of the
other commerce has done? (Said nobody---ever.)
Oh dang...where will we do the crit for the Huntsman World Games? It was the
Well it is good to see that Ryan Wedig have made something of himself. Nice
job. When I knew him as a teen in Federal Way, WA I knew that he was a
remarkable young man.Ryan, I wish you all the success in the world.