Chico Enterprise Record – A Wanderful outlook on Downtown Chico (by Wanderful’s Bob Clark)

Downtown Chico — you think about our wonderful downtown with its shops, banks, restaurants and nightlife and know that is what downtown is about. The energy, the bustle, the art and the beauty, all contribute to a fantastic experience.

While this is what we expect, something new has been working its way into downtown to benefit from and contribute to the downtown excitement. In recent years you are seeing an increase in a new type of downtown resident — tech companies.

We often think of them as on the outskirts of town in nondescript office buildings, but the culture and vibrancy of tech companies is now wanting and needing the community of downtown. Many of these companies have been in Chico for a while. They started in other areas and have migrated to downtown.

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