Eugene is the second largest city in the state of Oregon. It sits in Lane County and is near the south end of the Willamette Valley, roughly 50 miles east of the Pacific Coast. Eugene has an approximate population of 156,185 residents and Lane County (co-located with the Eugene-Springfield MSA) has a population of 351,715 residents. Eugene is home to the University of Oregon. The city is also noted for its real natural beauty and its outdoor recreational opportunities. Appropriately, Eugene’s slogan is “A Great City for the Arts and Outdoors.” Many businesses require the use of a high quality Eugene outsourced call center and answering service. A live 24 hour telephone answering service is mission-critical for a small business that wants to continue to generate revenue after hours or during the day by way of a virtual receptionist. Having an emergency call center or answering service in the medical profession goes without saying, but having a local answering service as a small business owner is just smart business.