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Old 11-02-2017, 12:59 AM
 
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Old 11-02-2017, 08:14 AM
 
Location: Chicago metro
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The midwest makes sense as a the next big hub for tech entrepreneurs considering the much lower cost of living as well the "cost of hiring". Companies hire someone for about $75,000 and employees can live comfortably with that salary in most of the midwest, as opposed to over $100,000 as a bare minimum to even rent in San Francisco.

Among midwest metros, Forbes has recognized Champaign-Urbana as the hub, or at least significant landmark, of "Silicon Prairie".
https://www.forbes.com/places/il/champaign/

Champaign's own website also advertises itself as being big on technology and is the birthplace of the first web browser.
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Old 11-02-2017, 08:58 AM
 
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There is no next "Silicon Valley." But obviously the tech sector is dispersing to a degree and other regions are benefiting. Why not parts of the Midwest?
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Old 11-02-2017, 10:43 AM
 
Location: Indianapolis, IN
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I've always said Indiana or Iowa could be named Silicorn Valley
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Old 11-02-2017, 11:51 AM
 
Location: I is where I is
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I've always said Indiana or Iowa could be named Silicorn Valley
I see what you did there
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Old 11-02-2017, 12:42 PM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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There is no next "Silicon Valley." But obviously the tech sector is dispersing to a degree and other regions are benefiting. Why not parts of the Midwest?
Even the residents of the Santa Clara Valley want to shake off that rather dated moniker.
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Old 11-02-2017, 01:25 PM
 
Location: Zurich, Switzerland/ Piedmont, CA
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Even the residents of the Santa Clara Valley want to shake off that rather dated moniker.
Really? That's news to me.
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Old 11-02-2017, 02:18 PM
 
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Even the residents of the Santa Clara Valley want to shake off that rather dated moniker.
Why would they? It's part of their branding and identity, one easily recognized the world over.
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Old 11-02-2017, 02:50 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis, MN
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I don't want it to be the next silicon valley. I like my cheap rent.
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Old 11-02-2017, 04:33 PM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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Why would they? It's part of their branding and identity, one easily recognized the world over.
A lot of the long-term residents (like my in-laws) resented the name, as if it were a rebuff of the valley's agricultural heritage. They also dislike the nickname usurping other aspects of their identity and culture.
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