So You Want to Launch a Business…in Silicon Valley

An excerpt from Who really likes Silicon Valley? from So you want to launch a business…., the blog for entrepreneurs, by Jim Flowers, executive director of VT KnowledgeWorks.

If you are a budding techno-entrepreneur looking for a cool place to live and grow a company, you might want to take a closer look at Knoxville, TN, and Madison, WI, and Blacksburg, VA and Columbia, MO, and Fort Collins, CO, and all the other out-of-the-way university towns with great lifestyle features and low costs of living. You can make your investment dollars go more than twice as far in any one of those very pleasant, high-culture, family-friendly spots.

Oh, and by the way, they all have high-speed internet access, too. And no earthquakes.

I'm just sayin'…

Read the full post: Who really likes Silicon Valley?

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