Two years ago, when I started traveling to and studying startup ecosystems, I was fascinated by what cities would be “next.” I wanted to know where the talent was moving, what was attracting them and why cities like Denver, Austin and Nashville seemingly flipped a switch and became destinations for double-digit growth.
The truth is there is not one set way to grow a city. They grow for a multitude of reasons whether it be geography, an anchor company, an attitude or an airport hub. The only absolute is that none of it happens overnight.
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Written by Jeff Barrett.
Originally published July 16, 2019.