About the GTA

The Columbia River Gorge Technology Alliance (Gorge Tech Alliance, GTA) is a professional organization developed to support the high-tech industry of the bi-state Columbia River Gorge region covering the counties of Hood River, Wasco and Sherman in Oregon and Skamania and Klickitat in Washington.

Since 2005, the GTA has worked to help start, grow, expand and sustain high-tech companies in the Gorge. We regularly bring the tech business community together for educational and networking events and connect partners to address issues of importance to the tech sector. As a 501(c)(6) nonprofit membership organization with about 120 members and sponsors, the GTA is the regionally-recognized link to the technology community.

Mission 

Support, connect and develop the technology community of the Columbia River Gorge.

Vision 

A Mid-Columbia region that is known as an innovative technology community where businesses are thriving, entrepreneurs are supported, community members are well-trained and can find meaningful employment, and where our children grow up with strong science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education.

Goals

  • Goal 1: Promote member businesses in the region.
  • Goal 2: Support member businesses.
  • Goal 3: Provide technology educational opportunities for the community.
  • Goal 4: Maintain organizational sustainability.
  • Goal 5: Brand the Gorge for high tech.

The GTA Board of Directors annually reviews and updates the organization’s work plan to reflect our initiatives. View our full 2016 GTA Strategic Plan.