Jesse Howe
Real Estate Policy COVID-19

The Information’s Techodus List

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The exodus of prominent technology figures from the Bay Area is gathering steam. With the Covid-19 pandemic forcing a shift to remote work, some executives have seized the moment to move elsewhere in California in search of a different lifestyle, or an escape from the region’s charged politics. Others, often citing high taxes, are leaving the state entirely to take up residence in places like Miami and Austin, Texas. A few had already left the region before the pandemic struck.

As the high-profile departures mount, it could become more difficult for the Bay Area to remain the tech industry’s center of gravity. Workers who once believed a presence in Silicon Valley was essential to their careers now might feel freer to move elsewhere. To track the trend, we are keeping a running tally of tech executives leaving the Bay Area, and noted where they are heading to. We’ll keep the list updated as we continue to report on how the pandemic is reshaping the industry.

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