Courtesy of Citybizlist – Philadelphia, Baltimore, Georgia’s Savannah and Durham in North Carolina are among the 15 “thriving tech” communities that have emerged in the most unexpected places, according to a listing by Fast Company magazine.
“…some of the most innovative businesses and ideas are springing up in the least likely places,” the business magazine said. “The reasons for the shift are complex and differ from one city to the next, but in many cases, they boil down to this: The Internet has lifted the cost and geographic barriers of starting a business. That, combined with the proliferation of local incubators and other support networks, has freed entrepreneurs all over the country to innovate, and take risks, without losing their shirt.”
Also on the list are Greenville and Charleston, both in South Carolina.
Here is what Fast Company said about Baltimore:
“Home to education powerhouses like Johns Hopkins University, Maryland Institute College of Art, and the University of Maryland, Baltimore has a startup market pumped full of youthful energy. These burgeoning entrepreneurs can tap into a slew of resources, such as Accelerate Baltimore, a business accelerator, and Innovate Maryland, which forges partnerships between schools and tech companies. Baltimore’s proximity to D.C. is another benefit, allowing startups to service the government and military from outside the Beltway.”
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