In 2014, when Keysight Technologies was spun off by Agilent, the company could have located anywhere in the world. However, it chose to remain in Sonoma County. Senior Vice-President and Chief of Staff, Hamish Gray, points out the many advantages of locating a business in Sonoma County, including access to a highly-skilled labor force, existing technological infrastructure, and close proximity to San Francisco and the Silicon Valley.
Gray also points out Sonoma County's superb quality of life.“We are here in Sonoma County because of the legacy of Hewlett-Packard’s founders. We have chosen to be here because of Sonoma County’s quality of life. It appeals to the type of person looking for a different lifestyle compared to city living.”