15 Surprising Cities Comprising the Nation of Innovation

<em>Fast Company</em> looks at America's lesser know tech hubs, "where some of the most innovative businesses and ideas are springing up in the least likely places."
June 18, 2012, 1pm PDT | Jonathan Nettler | @nettsj
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While Silicon Valley, New York City, and Boston are well known loci for agglomerations of technology companies, a number of factors have conspired to spread research and innovation into lesser known corners of the country, including: Oklahoma City; Greenville, South Carolina; and New Haven, Connecticut.

"The reasons for the shift are complex and differ from one city to the next, but in many cases, they boil down to this: The Internet has lifted the cost and geographic barriers of starting a business. That, combined with the proliferation of local incubators and other support networks, has freed entrepreneurs all over the country to innovate, and take risks, without losing their shirt."

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Published on Monday, June 11, 2012 in Fast Company
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