Entrepreneurs who launch new ventures away from industry hubs find that knowledge is portable.
It is a classic tale of entrepreneurship: a computer whiz spends a few years working at a large corporation in Silicon Valley, then leaves to launch a startup. But what happens if she locates her firm in Kansas City, 1,500-odd miles away? She will forfeit the perks of working in a high-tech zone, access to clients, inside knowledge, and a community rich in expertise. Should she have stayed in Santa Clara?
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