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Why some start-up tech companies are skipping cutthroat Silicon Valley for Midwest

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Jason Henry
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The California Sunday Magazine
120WaterAudit Co-founder Megan Glover (left) packing water-testing kits. The Indianapolis-based company is one of several tech companies planting roots in the Midwest instead of Silicon Valley.

Some start-up tech companies are skipping the cutthroat atmosphere of Silicon Valley and instead opting for the Midwest.

Matthew Shaer wrote an article about that trend for The California Sunday Magazine. He joined Stateside to discuss what attracts tech companies to the Midwest, what differentiates Midwestern tech culture from that of Silicon Valley, and how the tech boom is reshaping the Midwestern economy.

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