Scoble: “Small Town” America is Primed To Beat Silicon Valley in Innovation

Category : Features
Posted on: January 28, 2016

Following his visit to Champaign-Urbana and a similar trip to Blacksburg, Va., tech futurist Robert Scoble blogged about how “Small Town America is primed to beat Silicon Valley in Innovation”. 

Scoble cites the cost of doing business in Silicon Valley combined with the talent found at research universities as a reason why these communities can hold on to more innovators and companies.

“If you watch even a few of these videos you’ll see just how high quality these companies and innovators are and why I believe these small communities are primed to see rapid growth over the next decade as both new kinds of startups and bigger companies decide to move more people to these kinds of communities due to the very high costs in Silicon Valley.”

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