Insitu's success is impressive partly because it's been achieved in an unlikely location, the Gorge, known better for its access to outdoor sports. Insitu chose the Gorge region to develop its miniature robotic aircraft in part because it provided a remote area to fly experimental planes.
Sliwa's remarks Thursday suggested the company, which has succeeded in luring highly trained engineers because of its choice location, intends to stay in the area. Whether it will continue to have 400 or so of its employees spread among 17 buildings from Vancouver to White Salmon to Bingen to Hood River is another matter.
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