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Screw the Valley: A Coast-to-Coast Tour of America's New Tech Startup Culture: New York, Boulder, Austin, Raleigh, Detroit, Las Vegas, Kansas City by Timothy Sprinkle

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“What Kansas City’s growing tech density demonstrates is that the metropolitan area had a strongly growing technology sector prior to recent milestones, such as the advent of the high-speed Internet service potential of Google Fiber.”

—Dane Stangler, former director of research andpolicy, Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation

KANSAS CITY IS A METRO AREA divided in two—one side in Kansas, one side in Missouri—with a small, two-lane residential street (conveniently named State Line Road) running north/ south along the state line. The neighborhoods in this area are vintage—dating to around the 1940s and ’50s—and filled with small bungalows ...

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