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Two Rivers, 30 Minutes for May 3, 2019 - Extended Version

05-03-2019

(This is an extended version of the podcast)

Topic: Why do post-industrial communities keep struggling to re-invent their economies?

Guest: John Biggs, journalist and entrepreneur

How Topic Discussed: John Biggs is a native of south central Ohio who grew up in the Ohio Valley area and writes for websites such as TechCrunch. Small cities in the Rust Belt often try to re-invent themselves into 21st Century technology centers. Why do they so often fail? What are some of the common mistakes they make? Why is it so hard for a technology start-up company to scale up outside of places like Boston or Silicon Valley?

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