What Does Diverse Hiring Look Like?
Prior to the rise of remote work, companies tended to focus their hiring on talent that was located near the office. Location bias has long been an issue for tech companies that has stunted their ability to access qualified candidates and a larger...
Think Differently. Inclusion is Key to Business Success.
Location bias has long been an issue for tech companies, and it’s stunted their ability to access qualified candidates from a larger, more diverse talent pool. Now facing the future of work, companies should consider building a diverse workforce in order to promote growth and innovation.
Low cost. Hot job market. High quality of life.
To make it easier for growing companies and talented individuals to research potential cities, and learn about up-and-coming tech hubs, we created the City Selector Tool. The tool has several metrics for determining quality of life in a way that works for you. Learn more about quality of life in this issue of The Mid-Point.
Helping Growth Companies Choose the Right Ecosystem
Scaling your company is almost like planting a seedling. Its surroundings play a large part in whether it grows or collapses. When your company is in a time of transition, choosing the right ecosystem can be a make-or-break decision. Choosing the...
Don’t guess where to move. Use data.
Part of a fast-growing company? It may be time to open a second office in a thriving tech hub. One America Works created a City Selector Tool to help businesses find the ideal location for expansion. The algorithm factors in four main categories: Talent, Connection, Quality of Life, and Affordability.
Balancing Quality of Life and Market Opportunity in Company Expansion
If your company is looking to grow, it’s important to find a place where your team can thrive and still have access to a prosperous business market. Even today’s biggest tech firms are venturing beyond their first home in Silicon Valley and...
Where Should You Expand Your Company?
There is a lot that goes into choosing a location for company expansion. Businesses look at a number of factors including cost, talent availability, quality of life, and connectivity. To make it easier for growing companies to research potential cities and highlight up-and-coming tech hubs, we created the City Selector Tool.
Perspectives on Hiring from Distributed Companies
One America Works recently hosted a conversation about hiring with a distributed perspective for community and business leaders that are responding to the continued changes in the economy and workplace. There were a lot of insightful comments from...
Nashville Tech Ecosystem Guide
Tech hubs across the US are growing and many are home to strong ecosystems that support startups and growth companies. However, not every city has a central repository of resources showing entrepreneurs and tech leaders where to build their...
Nashville’s Rise as a Tech Hub
When thinking about Nashville, most people envision the infamous country music destination or good Tennessee barbecue. Many do not immediately think of a growing hub of healthcare technologies or the home to several top universities developing next-level talent. But that is the Nashville we see.
MedTech Finds a Home in Nashville
As a whole, the tech sector has attracted some of the best innovators to create solutions for some of society’s most pressing challenges – things like communication, transportation, sales and product management. At the same time, tech disrupted an...
A Newly Distributed Work Perspective
When is the right time to expand into a new location? Whether you’re a company ramping up hiring or someone who is thinking about the next phase of their career, expanding to a new location is a strategic move and will come with opportunities and challenges. To minimize potential setbacks, there are some key things to consider in selecting the new location.
What’s the Best Way to Expand Your High Growth Team?
Finding talent for your business is hard. As your business grows, it is important to find the right people to help take your company to the next level. Yet, the tech industry is a competitive market for recruiting and retaining talent for the...
Pivoting and Partnering to Succeed
The pandemic has shuttered entire industries, and put into sharp contrast companies which can pivot and grow in the face of a shutdown. As of late August, 180,000 retail businesses have closed - 60 percent of which will be closed permanently - and...
Tech Companies Wind Up in the Windy City
Chicago, the city with a skyline like no other, is also home to some of the most exciting innovations in the tech industry. Tech companies are surging in from the west coast and the ones already established in Chicago are booming. Chicago’s...
When you can work from anywhere, how do you choose?
There has never been a more interesting time to start or grow a company. With all of the uncertainty and change that the last year brought, many companies had the opportunity to think strategically about their future. And it turns out, they are looking beyond the Valley for their growth.
Raleigh and the Research Triangle
Most people think of the big tech powerhouses as coastal cities like San Francisco, New York, and Seattle. However, at One America Works, we know there is a lot of innovation and economic success happening in cities all over the country. The...
Distributed work is here to stay in 2021
Looking forward to a new calendar year, we have the opportunity to reflect on 2020 and bring insights with us into 2021. One of the biggest trends of 2020 for growing companies was a sudden transition to working from home. In this issue, you’ll find numerous examples of companies and cities that are embracing remote work and the geographic distribution of their talent.
Making WFH Work for Growth Companies
Companies across the globe are extending work from home privileges, considering employee feedback in designing return-to-work plans, and re-imagining offices altogether. Notably, some major tech companies like Twitter recently announced permanent...
Austin’s Active Tech Incubators and Accelerators
In recent years, the landscape of Austin, Texas has changed. While it’s long been known for a vibrant live music scene, today the city boasts immense growth with creative talent, an impressive skyline, and some of the foremost tech leaders. It’s...