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Old 10-25-2017, 03:13 PM
 
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Silicon Valley driving SJ/SF growth is the most obvious example. Iíd say that the universities in Cambridge (Harvard and MIT) are major contributing factors in Bostonís prominence. What other suburbs have propelled their city to a higher level?
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Old 10-25-2017, 03:31 PM
 
Location: Zurich, Switzerland/ Piedmont, CA
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Silicon Valley driving SJ/SF growth is the most obvious example. Iíd say that the universities in Cambridge (Harvard and MIT) are major contributing factors in Bostonís prominence. What other suburbs have propelled their city to a higher level?
Haha Wrong. A SF railroad baron built Stanford and SF banks and investors financed and still bankroll Silicon Valley today. The birth and success of Silicon Valley is due to the wider Bay Area's institutions.

Even today...

Here are the schools with the most undergraduate and graduate alumni hired by the 25 biggest Silicon Valley employers in the last year:
1 University of California, Berkeley
2 Stanford University
3 Carnegie Mellon University
4 University of Southern California
5 The University of Texas at Austin
6 Georgia Institute of Technology
7 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
8 San Jose State University
9 University of California, San Diego
10 Arizona State University

https://qz.com/967985/silicon-valley...he-ivy-league/
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Old 10-25-2017, 04:56 PM
 
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RTP and Raleigh/Durham
The Strip and Las Vegas
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Old 10-25-2017, 05:20 PM
 
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I suppose you could say the suburbs of places like Detroit and Buffalo slowed the bleeding.
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Old 10-25-2017, 05:42 PM
 
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I suppose you could say the suburbs of places like Detroit and Buffalo slowed the bleeding.
I don't think they slowed the bleeding. I just think they were the sponge that absorbed the core. Greater regional declines are on a macro level that include the core and the burbs. They are economic, not because of one or the other.
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Old 10-25-2017, 06:08 PM
 
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I feel like a suburb will always have a symbiotic relationship with its largest counterpart. Therefore I feel Silicon Valley is a good example even if its growth was influenced by the Bay Area as a whole. Another good example imo is Scottsdale/Tempe/Gilbert providing economic and cultural credibility to the Phoenix area.

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