Founded in 1842 and known as one of the oldest communities in Oregon, Hillsboro has grown significantly over the years and has become a hub for high-technology companies to call home. Hillsboro is known as “Silicon Forest” due primarily to the advanced electronics manufacturers and software producers that helped to create a new economic base for Hillsboro. Healthcare, retail sales and agriculture, including vineyards and flower farms are the other key factors to Hillsboro’s economy. In particular, Intel's largest site is in Hillsboro, and includes three large campuses. The Max Line provides easy commuting to Hillsboro’s major employers and to many Portland Metro destinations.