I wanted to take a moment to expand on an article that came out recently on CNBC that characterizes Bend, Oregon as an up-and-coming Silicon Valley tech commuting hub. While I think the article was accurate in sharing the stories of some tech executives in their decision to move to Bend, it is important to understand what is going on in the region beyond the headlines. If you’re interested, please take the time to spend about 10 minutes reading through this.