15 Surprising Cities Comprising the Nation of Innovation

Fast Company 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."

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."

Full Story: 15 Tech Scenes In Places You'd Never Think To Look

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