“There’s no way we can compete with Facebook.”
That was part of an IM with CTO a couple of weeks ago after one of his senior developers gave his two weeks notice. He is leaving for Silicon Valley and Facebook.
With there being a number of these stories the past 24 months a lot of locals, from recruiters to CEO’s, are concerned with the “exodus” to the West Coast.
As I noted in my Minnesota IT Jobs Report (video posted below) we have had a number of Silicon Valley, San Francisco and Seattle tech companies recruiting here. This is a slide as an example of Amazon’s activity here (click to enlarge):
I don’t think Facebook, Amazon and other West Coast tech companies recruiting here are the big issue.