The Columbia River Gorge Technology Alliance (Gorge Tech Alliance, GTA) is a professional organization composed of local tech businesses. The Alliance represents the high-tech industry in the bi-state Columbia River Gorge region. The region includes 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. By bringing the tech business community together for educational and networking events, the Alliance promotes connections between business, education and government. As a representative for a significant sector of the community, the GTA can address issues and promote development pertinent to it’s member businesses. 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.
To support, connect and develop the technology community of the Columbia River Gorge.
The Gorge Technology Alliance will fulfill its mission and vision in accordance with the following values: Collaboration, Connection, Technology Literacy, Fun, Success, Inclusion, Innovation, Recognition, Sustainability, Community, Support, Leadership, Reliability, Credibility, Opportunity.
That the Columbia River Gorge region is recognized as an innovative technology business community. In this environment, entrepreneurs are nurtured, community members are engaged, meaningful employment is abundant, and children have access to innovative Science, Technology, Engineering and Math opportunities.
In 2021, the Board conducted research for a full update of our Strategic Plan. The Board identified four critical goals that will be the main focus of the GTA’s work through 2026. Underneath each Goal, we identify key Strategies. Strategies represent the major types of activities that are being used to achieve the Goal. Action Steps outline how these Strategies will be implemented. View the full 2022 Strategic Plan here. Our goals in summary are:
- Foster a thriving Gorge tech community.
- Promote and support member businesses.
- Support STEM education.
- Optimize the GTA’s impact.
Four committees are working on each of the goals to create and implement work plans to achieve our goals. Contact the GTA if you would like to be involved or for more information.