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From Boom Town to Zoom Town

From Boom Town to Zoom Town

In the 19th century, the Industrial Revolution created the rise of the “boom town.” These were cities, often on the West Coast, where entire economies and urban housing complexes seemed to spring up almost overnight. Today we’re seeing the development of a new type of...

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Why We’re Hosting Virtual Recruitment Events

Why We’re Hosting Virtual Recruitment Events

COVID-19 has flipped the tech job market on its head, and many tech workers have found themselves suddenly out of a job. The Wall Street Journal reports that close to 70,000 tech startup employees have lost their jobs since March. Large companies weren’t immune to the...

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Recruiting Talent in a Virtual Environment

Recruiting Talent in a Virtual Environment

Tech recruitment around the country has been transformed by the global pandemic and other trends. Hiring managers work from home, and virtual recruitment is now the norm. Many companies are shifting to new digital platforms that can accommodate an entirely remote...

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Up & Coming Cities to Further your Tech Career

Up & Coming Cities to Further your Tech Career

The COVID-19 pandemic may have accelerated a trend that was already underway: the dispersal of tech workers from coastal hubs to smaller cities throughout the country. “This pandemic has stretched the fabric that was already tearing,” Aaron Bolzle told the New York...

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The Pros and Cons of Operating a Fully Distributed Company

The Pros and Cons of Operating a Fully Distributed Company

The COVID-19 pandemic has spurred widespread changes in the way companies function. As large numbers of employees work from home worldwide, many businesses are managing the transition to a fully distributed workplace. While many of these adjustments are temporary for...

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What You Need to Know About the Atlanta Tech Village

What You Need to Know About the Atlanta Tech Village

In 2012, entrepreneur David Cummings arrived in Atlanta with a plan: to create a business community that would foster tech startups in the city. Cummings’ idea has transformed into the Atlanta Tech Village, a tech incubator complex in the neighborhood of Buckhead....

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Columbus Hosts Virtual Recruitment Event

Columbus Hosts Virtual Recruitment Event

One America Works hosted its second virtual recruiting event on July 22nd. After the success of the first event in May which focused on Pittsburgh companies, Columbus tech companies decided to use the virtual recruitment model for their own talent recruiting efforts....

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New City? Take it for a Test Drive

New City? Take it for a Test Drive

Right now, there is a trend toward more remote work due to the global COVID-19 pandemic. This newfound flexibility is having many folks think seriously about exploring new cities or even relocating completely. Moving to a new city is an exciting, life-changing...

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Opening a Second Location? Here’s What You Should Know.

Opening a Second Location? Here’s What You Should Know.

Expanding to a second location can have major advantages for your business—from untapped markets and fresh talent pools to a more vibrant company culture. If you’re thinking about opening a satellite location or even a major headquarters, doing careful research into...

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Google’s Recent Investment in Columbus

Google’s Recent Investment in Columbus

We are all familiar with the world’s most visited website. Google has become an integral part of life in the last few decades. In an effort to expand, the company moved into New Albany, just outside of Columbus, Ohio with a new data center. The project is already...

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Why Big Companies Turn to Pittsburgh for Talent

Why Big Companies Turn to Pittsburgh for Talent

Pittsburgh, known locally as the “Steel City”, has undergone some significant changes in recent decades with the decline in steel-related and other manufacturing businesses. Yet, the city has redefined itself and staked impressive claims in innovation, especially in...

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Innovation Centers Find Success in Phoenix

Innovation Centers Find Success in Phoenix

Phoenix, Arizona is an oasis amidst its arid, desert climate for tech giants and new entrepreneurial businesses. Home to 130+ startups and the Phoenix Innovation District, is it a hotbed of tech-focused organizations, as well as home to a fun loving, diverse, young...

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Career Searching in an Economic Decline

Career Searching in an Economic Decline

If the COVID-19 pandemic has you worried about your career trajectory and financial future, you are not alone. We know that among nearly 500 tech companies, there are more than 60,000 employees being laid off. Additionally, there are millions of others looking for...

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Startups Can Thrive in Salt Lake City

Startups Can Thrive in Salt Lake City

When people think of Salt Lake City, they may picture a glowing metropolis nestled between breathtaking mountain views. It’s certainly known for its mountain getaways and ski trip destinations. However, Salt Lake City has been not-so-quietly attracting tech startups...

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Nashville’s Journey from Music City to Healthcare Tech Hub

Nashville’s Journey from Music City to Healthcare Tech Hub

When most people think about Nashville, they envision watching country stars at the Grand Ole Opry or enjoying Tennessee barbecue. This city’s rich history and depth of music is indicative of a diverse sea of talent, and it expands beyond the folk lyrics and harmonies...

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Kansas City, Missouri: Where Women are Ruling Tech

Kansas City, Missouri: Where Women are Ruling Tech

It may come as a surprise that women in technology careers in Kansas City, Missouri are likely to make more money than their male colleagues. In fact, estimations show that women with tech occupations earn 2% more than men. Because of this, Kansas City has earned a...

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St. Louis’ Growing Geospatial Sector

St. Louis’ Growing Geospatial Sector

Cities all over the Midwest and the country are going through changes, finding their unique identities amid an ever-changing, tech-focused economy. St. Louis is no exception to this trend and has created an environment ripe for innovation. The economy in this growing...

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Columbus: The Future of a Smart City

Columbus: The Future of a Smart City

Columbus, like many midsize American cities, is concerned with mobility. Studies have deemed this Ohio city the fastest-growing in the Midwest, and this is only aggravating deeply rooted problems with congestion, disconnected neighborhoods, and steep single occupant...

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How did Indy score a Salesforce HQ?

How did Indy score a Salesforce HQ?

For a city whose name is often associated with sports, Indianapolis has surely built a name for itself as a Midwest tech hub over the last ten years. Look beyond the motor speedway, basketball courts, and state-of-the-art football stadium, and you’ll see the blue...

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Pittsburgh: A City of Champions (And Champion Level Talent)

Pittsburgh: A City of Champions (And Champion Level Talent)

The closure of the steel mills in the 1970s and 1980s in Pittsburgh was reflective of the U.S. economy moving away from localized mass industry, and towards automation and investment abroad. It left an economic hole in many cities that once had booming heavy industry...

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Bay Area Investors – Meet Pittsburgh Talent

Bay Area Investors – Meet Pittsburgh Talent

A bus filled with investors from the likes of First Round Capital, Bloomberg Beta, 1517, Lightspeed Ventures pulls into Pittsburgh. The group looks around - many have never been to the Steel City. It's a lot less steel and a whole lot more green than what they...

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The 5 ways to grow a team

The 5 ways to grow a team

Work no longer has to take place in a single office. We are lucky enough to live in a time where there are enough tools to help us expand locations and still feel closely connected to our peers. But, even though the ease to expand is easier than ever, it's vital to be...

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Why World Class Companies Are Expanding Into Pittsburgh

Why World Class Companies Are Expanding Into Pittsburgh

If you are lucky enough to be born and raised in Pittsburgh, it won’t take much convincing to tell you how great our city is. Those who enter Pittsburgh through the city’s famed Fort Pitt Tunnel are treated to one of the most spectacular views of the city and it’s...

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Meet the Organization Dedicated to Reintegrating the US Economy

Meet the Organization Dedicated to Reintegrating the US Economy

The United States has the largest and most dynamic economy in the world, yet many cities around the country are not experiencing the growth effects of a booming economy. That’s where One America Works comes into the picture. One America Works is dedicated to reintegrating the US economy by connecting growing companies and cities to identify new growth opportunities.

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