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Tech Towns

Which U.S. cities are today's hotbeds of technology?

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This story appears in the June 2003 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

Forget Silicon Valley. When it comes to technology companies, Atlanta; Austin, Texas; and Boise, Idaho, are where it's at these days. We checked to see what kinds of companies are booming in these burgs, what attracts entrepreneurs to the cities and what areas will be growing over the next decade.

Atlanta

Metro population:4.26 million

Telecommunications, software development, transportation logistics, biosciences and manufacturing are all major technology areas to which Atlanta has staked a big claim, says Hans Gant, senior vice president of Economic Development with the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce.

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