Kansas City Startups
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Kansas City is on the Verge. Kansas City has invested heavily in technology over the last couple of years. The city first hooked their residents up with Google Fiber, free wi-fi across 50 downtown blocks and a 125 smart LED lights that respond to activity.
More recently, the city announced it would invest $15 million in a partnership with Cisco to make a two-mile streetcar corridor smart.
A recent paper from the Kauffman Foundation shows that Kansas City has the third highest increase overall among the largest metropolitan areas in high-tech startup density from 1990-2010 in the United States.
This might strike some as surprising since Kansas City is not in Silicon Valley or on the East Coast, however, it’s less of a surprise to those familiar with the technology ecosystem there. Kansas City’s growing tech density and its burgeoning startup activity demonstrate that the city has viability as a technology destination. Now, national technology players are truly taking note of the city and its success.
– Source: Huffington Post
Erika is the Community and Operations Manager for Verge. She is the director in Indianapolis but also provides support to all other directors in other cities. She is passionate about technology, community, dogs, and a good book.