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Resilient Cities: Experts Meet in Pittsburgh to Boost Access to Capital and Region’s Tech ‘Brand’

As layoffs roil Silicon Valley, tech industry experts met in Pittsburgh recently to discuss the needs of startups and other innovative firms in the middle of the country to...

Tech Started in the Steel City

Pittsburgh has been a hotbed for innovation and progress for many years. From the steel industry to technology to medical research and more--this city has been a driving force...
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‘Back In the Game’: Hundreds of Tech Investors and Startups Hold Midwest Summit to Create More Innovation Jobs

Hundreds of venture capital investors and startup companies converged in Columbus, Ohio, to accelerate the pace of tech sector investment and job creation in America’s...
Silicon Chip Manufacturing is Booming in Columbus, Ohio

Silicon Chip Manufacturing is Booming in Columbus, Ohio

Silicon onshoring is the process of moving silicon chip production to a new location. This can be done for a variety of reasons, including to take advantage of new tax incentives and to be closer to customers. In recent years, there has been a lot...

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Join our robotics recruiting event ongoing from Nov 11 through Dec 16, 2022. One application connects you to high-growth companies like Amazon, Waymo, Duality Robotics, Astrobotic, and many more

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A virtual event for founders investors and community connectors to expand their network across the heartland. Dec 8: 1:00-2:15 EST

Tough Times, Tougher Cities

Tough Times, Tougher Cities

These are difficult times for the tech sector. Big names like Amazon, Meta and Twitter are announcing layoffs in the tens of thousands as continued post-pandemic uncertainty hangs over the global economy. But in times like these, it’s worth remembering Sylvester Stallone’s iconic quote from Rocky Balboa: “It ain’t about how hard you hit. It’s about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward.”

The Midwest: Where Founders and Investors Meet

The Midwest: Where Founders and Investors Meet

One America Works recently convened a series of in-person events in Columbus, Ohio and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania bringing together tech startups, venture capital investors, policymakers and other stakeholders in the innovation economy. This week, we’ll focus on our work in Columbus – anchored by the Connecting the Coasts to the Heartland conference – and share some other exciting news from Ohio’s innovation economy.

Show Me The Money!

Show Me The Money!

Within a few months, the State of California and New York City, representing the largest tech and innovation hubs in the world, will require new job postings to include detailed salary information up front. The data they produce will demonstrate yet again how expensive it has become to recruit and retain top talent in big cities on the East and West coasts.

Columbus: The Smartest City in America?

By harnessing the power of big data, Columbus, OH has established itself as a leading smart city in the world.

Need Fintech Workers? Better Look Beyond Wall Street and Silicon Valley, OAW Data Confirms

From payment apps to virtual banks to the blockchain and more, the U.S. financial technology sector now plays a critical role in the wider financial system that underpins our entire economy. To keep...

Best Places to Live if You Can Work Remotely

Remote work is changing where we decide to live. As more people choose to work remotely, many are acknowledging they don’t have to stay in the same expensive cities their employers tend to be based....

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The Return to Office Revolt: It’s Bigger Than You Think

The Return to Office Revolt: It’s Bigger Than You Think

The standoff between professionals who worked remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic and employers who want them back in the office is growing more intense. For several months, a wave of headlines has been building, with news outlets finding more and more examples of...

City Quickviews

City Quickviews

Our city data sheets give you an overview of cities identified for high-growth. Key metrics include cost, talent, quality of life, and connection. Also gain insights on recent investments and strategic sectors.

Why Tech Workers Move to Columbus, Ohio

Why Tech Workers Move to Columbus, Ohio

Most people know Columbus, Ohio as the home of the world-class Ohio State University and the seat of government in the state. But as one of the fastest-growing cities in the U.S., many are discovering that the Arch City has much more to offer. In the 21st century,...

Best Places to Live if You Can Work Remotely

Best Places to Live if You Can Work Remotely

Remote work is changing where we decide to live. As more people choose to work remotely, many are acknowledging they don’t have to stay in the same expensive cities their employers tend to be based. If you can do a task anywhere and be productive, why endure an...

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Location Matters. So How Do You Choose?

Location Matters. So How Do You Choose?

Whether you are a business leader looking for the best place to open a new office or a tech worker looking to relocate to advance your career, location matters. But how do you choose the right one that meets your current and future needs? Here are some things to consider.

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