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Tech And The City

Tech entrepreneurs moving downtown

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This story appears in the February 2000 issue of Business Start-Ups magazine.

Tech entrepreneurs are moving on up...to downtown. They're not only at the forefront of technology, but also leading big-city downtown revivals.

New York City has been promoting its Plug `N' Go program for several years, luring tech start-ups and established firms into renovated and wired buildings. Paul Guzyk, founder of InfoHouse Inc. (http://www.infohouse.com), a high-bandwidth ISP, made the move in 1996. "It's great to be in the center of it all," says Guzyk, 34. "When we originally moved downtown, there were very few Internet companies; now there are hundreds." Guzyk lists the advantages: "Fair rent, fiber optics, flexible office space options, lots of talent. However, the nightlife sucks."

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