The pieces are coming together at Fresno's technology hub

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Conversations and collaborations are happening inside Bitwise South Stadium in Downtown Fresno. (KFSN)

Conversations and collaborations are happening inside Bitwise South Stadium in Downtown Fresno. The building has been open for about a three months and CEO Jake Soberal said his vision of a technology hub is coming together.

"Now in Fresno, tech jobs are growing at twice the rate of every other sector. We added the fourth most technology jobs of any city in the state of California in 2015. We are one of the top 20 fastest growing tech centers in the United States today."

Dowling Aaron just opened a new office, geared toward patent and intellectual property law. UPS is also open to customers shipping goods.

Inside this constructed office, new business Truth Branding Agency will take up a dedicated space inside the desk hotel. Owner Monisha Edwards has been working inside bitwise until her space is ready.

"It's already helped my business. I found two people that are helping me with web design and content creation here in Bitwise. Hopefully, it's going to help me scale up my business."

About 107 companies are taking up residence inside the building. Company Drip, which specializes in marketing automation, said its already grown.

"We upgraded our product to include a new feature called workflows. That launch happened in this building and since that launch, we've seen a huge increase in DRIP's userbase. so that's been pretty cool," said Anna Jacobsen, DRIP Head of Customer Success.

Turning that into revenue for the company, which sells its product globally.

Officials said they're eager to see opportunities for Fresno and technology to grow.

Still to come-- Mabels and Café Corazon should open up next month to feed hungry and thirsty technologists and the community.

Officials said the plan to have all of their tenants in place in the next few months, but in the future, they'd like to see a four-acre block campus all dedicated to technology.
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