Location plays a critical role in the success and sustainability of a high-technology venture, whether it’s a startup capitalizing on the proximity of venture capitalists, a company in search of bright talent, or an established brand that continues to expand. And such companies can contribute to their community’s economic development and job creation efforts. A new report from commercial real estate services firm Jones Lang LaSalle identifies the U.S. cities that are leading the pack in this economic cross-pollination, and creating the best breeding grounds for vibrant technology clusters. High-tech startups continue to spread to promising new cities such as Atlanta and Phoenix, and places like Minneapolis, Indianapolis, and Baltimore are rapidly climbing the ranks with robust high-tech clusters in proximity to highly skilled labor pools of millennial technology professionals.
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