Friday, June 16, 2006

Beyond the Valley: 10 Blooming U.S. Cities for Tech

Beyond the Valley: 10 Blooming U.S. Cities for Tech--However, most agree that due to growth in the popularity of telework and a stronger IT employment market, the jobs could end up nearly anywhere.
"I think we're going to see a lot more people spread out because of the way communications technology makes it easy to work from anywhere, through e-mail and instant messages, and more and more videoconferencing," said Graham.
"In the end, the skills are going to be where the people want to relocate because there's a good quality of life."

Interesting article. Click the lead-in link to see the top 10 picks, the short list. There's still lots of potential around here, however, for us to "be a contender." All we have to do is ensure we have "a good quality of life." We have an Emerald Necklace that's unsurpassed, we have the very best housing stock overall, we are extremely affordable compared to all the other areas, and we have a wholesome family lifestyle and a moderate nightlife. Lots of schools, too. Probably too many nonprofits, though, which would jostle the for-profit culture's sensibilities--they can't stand hangers-on, loafers, freeloaders, and imitators.

But, if we allow the cheesy casino atmosphere to take over, we may as well pack it in. On the short list, which of the cities have a big-time gambling (excuse me, "gaming") presence?

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