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Tech and the City

What cities are rising fast on the high-tech horizon? We take a look at some best bets.

This story appears in the October 2004 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

Many cities and states across the country have designed incentives and programs to appeal to high-tech companies. Here is just a small sampling of U.S. cities you probably didn't think of before-one in each region-that offer a wealth of great opportunities for tech businesses.

Northeast: Camden, New Jersey

The New Jersey Economic Development Authority (EDA) is developing the Camden Waterfront Technology Center in Camden, New Jersey. The building includes office space marketed to small high-tech businesses, and the EDA offers special financial benefits to tenants, including construction improvement allowances to customize the space and make it more affordable. Tenants can also obtain capital to grow through several EDA financing programs designed specifically for high-tech companies, as well as other EDA bond-financing, loan, guarantee and incentive programs.

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