Take the “connected things” startup GoToTags, for example. A year ago, the company’s Seattle lease was about to expire, so CEO Craig Tadlock went looking for office space. They couldn’t afford anything workable in Seattle and employees were feeling the strain of city life.
GoToTags decided to pick up and head east. In Spokane, they found luxury office space for less than half of what they would have paid in Seattle. “We have an amazing office in the best neighborhood in Spokane,” Tadlock said.
Now Tadlock is recruiting talent from Seattle, pitching prospective workers on the same reasons he moved his company to Spokane.