Hillsboro is the fifth-largest city in Oregon and west of the Portland metro area. Many of its residents make the half hour commute to the city each day for work, but Hillsboro has greatly increased its number of economic industries. This is especially true of the city’s growing high-tech industry which has attracted a number of companies, including Intel and Yahoo. However, the manufacturing industry still employs almost a quarter of the city’s workforce. The cost of living has also increased with the tech boom, which is giving the city a reputation as the “Silicon Forest” (mimicking California’s Silicon Valley). This also means insurance prices are going up, so its more important than ever to comparison shop. If you’ve seen your rates rise, take a couple minutes to compare the choices for cheap insurance Hillsboro has made available.