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Hillsboro is the county seat in Washington County, Oregon. The early economy of the community was based on agriculture, dairy, and lumber. In the 1950s, technology companies started moving to Hillsboro, which resulted in the area eventually being nicknamed the Silicon Forest. Intel now has a massive presence in Hillsboro with over 20,000 employees. In 2021, Hillsboro was ranked by Livability.com as the seventh-best place to live in the United States.