Where It's At

With all the interest in the next tech mecca, you'd think there'd be some sort of mathematical formula for finding it. Well, the Milken Institute has put together a composite index of cities' overall contributions to the technology industry. So which ranked highest, and are you in the middle of it all?

1. San Jose, CA

2. Dallas

3. Los Angeles

4. Boston

5. Seattle

6. Washington, DC/Maryland/Virginia/West Virginia

7. Albuquerque, NM

8. Chicago

9. New York City

10. Atlanta

The Silicon Valley is still tops. And not far behind . . . the rest of California:

1. San Jose

3. Los Angeles

13. Orange County

14. Oakland

17. San Diego

22. San Francisco

37. Sacramento

With Dallas taking the second spot--albeit a distant second--Texas is filled to its far-reaching borders with tech possibilities. Check out the Lone Star cities that made the list:

2. Dallas

21. Austin/San Marcos

23. Houston

33. Lubbock

41. Fort Worth/Arlington

46. San Antonio

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This article was originally published in the September 1999 print edition of Entrepreneur with the headline: Next!.

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