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Old 04-01-2011, 05:33 AM
 
Location: Virginia Beach
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But this week, Google Inc. turned that tradition on its head. After a yearlong search for a place to build a super-fast Internet network, Google eschewed places like Los Angeles, Chicago and Seattle in favor of blue-collar Kansas City, Kan.
Google is planning to launch the service in a city where only one in eight residents over the age of 25 had a bachelor's degree, and one in four failed to graduate from high school, according to U.S. census data. In 2008, the median household income in KCK, as the city is known, was $39,000, well below the Kansas average of $50,000.


New Lift for Kansas Town - WSJ.com

Great for this city It's a model for Detroit I think, this city has been hit very hard too, but it's back and very interesting now ! And Google will be very useful, many companies and educated people could go there because "the fastest Internet service in America"
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Old 04-02-2011, 05:43 PM
 
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I think the difference may be crime.
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Old 04-03-2011, 10:57 AM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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I don't see the problem. There might have been a tax advantage to locating in Wyandotte County, while it would be easy to find plenty of qualified workers in adjacent Johnson County, where an affluent and educated suburban work force is only a few minutes away. Median income in Johnson County is $71K, population 450K.
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