Today’s Tech Hubs Are All About Location, Location, Location




Long before Silicon Valley became the archetypal tech company cluster, 100 years ago and 344 miles south, the city of Los Angeles owned the space.

The emergent film industry of Southern California was the original tech hub, in many ways. A collection of outsourced companies serviced the film industry that assembled and subsequently boomed in Hollywood.

In the early 1900s it looked as if New York would be the city that defined movies, however. Thomas Edison opened the first film “studio” there in 1893; the advent of electricity was the Internet of its day, attracting innovators to industry trailblazers in the region. Read more…

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