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September 18, 2018View for printing

Helena, Montana, which boasted a population of 28,190 in a 2010 census, was completely revitalized by a startup company called SoFi .

SoFi is a contemporary finance company that offers low rates for mortgages, student loan refinancing and personal loans. A few years ago, the company contracted a programmer based in Helena to help them build their platform.

That programmer, David Thompson, had no interest in moving to the tech city of San Francisco, so he convinced SoFi to start an office for their programmers and engineers in Helena. Thompson now manages over 100 employees out of two offices in Helena. The little town was revitalized and now even boasts two coworking spaces where new startups can be born.

Thomas Griffin - Forbes Technology Council ... a92fc5a5675

(Many thanks to Brian Obert-Executive Director-Montana Business Assistance Connection (MBAC)-Gateway Economic Development District (GEDD)- for sharing)


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