May 16, 2013--Newgeography.com, which provides economic, demographic, and political commentary about places, today named Pullman as one of America's "Off-the-Radar Tech Hubs" after analyzing 70 high-tech occupations in smaller metropolitan statistical areas across the country.
Highlighting electrical engineering as the key tech occupation in the Pullman community, the article stated,
Small economies sometimes have a better chance of withstanding economic recession because they can be self-contained. This is especially true of Pullman, where the economy is almost entirely driven by two forces: Washington State University and Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories. Even with a mere 1,283 tech jobs in the area, the sector grew 38% since 2001 and, more impressively, 9% during the recession.