Great article on how we (Chicago and Illinois) can be a “flyover” spot on the startup ecosystem.
As the writer of this article emphasizes, building strong startup ecosystems is how cities, towns, and rural areas across the country will create new economic identities.
The issues is that all involved, entrepreneurs, funders, community organizations, politicians (ouch, we need then too for legislation helping startups) )and local governments need to working together supporting startup scenes in the Midwest.
We need to keep building on the momentum we currently have.
Venture Beat article: How Middle America can ensure Silicon Valley doesn’t hog the startup spotlight in 2018