St. George doesn’t have much in common with Silicon Valley in the Bay Area, but some people think this desert town has something great to offer the tech world.
Colby Jenkins would know. He previously worked at Google’s headquarters in Northern California but moved last year to the southwest corner of Utah.
“I used to have an hour to a 90-minute commute one way in Silicon Valley,” Jenkins said.
Now his commute is only around 15 minutes to Dixie State University, where he’s the director of the Atwood Innovation Plaza.
“Just the cost of living to raise a family and have a house is nearly impossible to do in Silicon Valley proper,” he said. “I certainly took a pay cut coming here, but I gained quality of life. I gained work-life balance.”
But a quick commute in St. George is getting more difficult as the city expands. It is…