The Next Silicon Valley is Closer Than You Think

By Matt Cooper

It’s no secret that certain US cities are known as technology hubs, while others seem to be getting left behind in the tech sector. But do these perceived discrepancies actually relate to innovation potential? Would a programmer in Dallas, Texas, really struggle to find employment without moving to the San Francisco Bay Area? In other words: what makes certain tech economies more productive than others?

The Atlantic recently reported on a study out of the University of Toronto measuring this very concept. The researchers found that cities known for supporting “anchor institutions” like large companies and well-funded …read more

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