Building Communities Free Enterprise Staff  | November 29, 2016

20 American Tech Hubs Nipping at Silicon Valley’s Heels [INFOGRAPHIC]

By most accounts, Silicon Valley remains the country’s premier destination for tech startups, but it’s hardly the only region where technology entrepreneurs can thrive. From Portland’s Silicon Forest to Miami’s Silicon Beach, cities and towns across America are carving out their own niches and beckoning talented innovators.

While each has its own identity, and while few would claim to be “the next Silicon Valley,” there is at least one area where they tend to pay homage to California’s tech utopia: their nicknames.

Here’s a look at some of the top tech hubs sprouting up around the country and the creative monikers they have adopted in the process.