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Livability.com | Beyond Silicon Valley: 5 Up-and-Coming Tech Hotspots

Livability.com | Beyond Silicon Valley: 5 Up-and-Coming Tech Hotspots

San Francisco, Seattle and New York may be the most famous tech hubs in America, but they certainly aren’t the only players in the game. As those big cities have become more expensive and saturated, it's become that much more difficult for startups to launch and stand out. Savvy entrepreneurs have taken note, realizing it’s often smarter to choose a different — read: more affordable and inclusive — place to turn your dream into the next world-changing company.

A new wave of up-and-coming, mid-sized cities have been building tech economies of their own, in their own style, as they vie to bring new jobs, more residents and innovative energy to town. We scoured the country looking for the cities shining the brightest, rounding up the top five regions that have become tech magnets with no signs of slowing down.

Read more at Livability.com.

7x7 | 9 dog-friendly hotels down the California coast

7x7 | 9 dog-friendly hotels down the California coast

Bud.com | The Hood Incubator: Empowering Weed Entrepreneurs of Color

Bud.com | The Hood Incubator: Empowering Weed Entrepreneurs of Color