We've known this since OnMilwaukee.com launched in 1998. And, it's an honor to be a part of the ever-growing and always creative tech sector in Brew City.
Today, though, Milwaukee gets its due once again as it's been named on a new list of "10 Most Unexpected Cities for High-Tech Innovation."
Fact, you no longer have to be in Silicon Valley to run a successful Internet company.
"Silicon Valley has rendered itself obsolete," said techie.com editor-in-chief Dan Blacharski. "With the emergence of cheap, reliable, and available cloud-based infrastructure and services, the tech industry is moving towards the industrial Midwest."
"When we think of high-tech innovation and startup culture, traditionally a handful of cities always come to mind; but today, there's a different story emerging," said Blacharski. "High-tech development and innovation is being democratized, and midmarket cities throughout the US are rolling out new tech parks, incubators, and programs designed to encourage tech development. Newer collaborative technologies and cloud services mean you can launch from anywhere. Can you launch a great tech company in Silicon Valley? Sure. But you no longer have to be there to succeed."
Here's what the site's Rodney Smith had to say about Milwaukee:
"A 5-year-old prediction proves correct as Milwaukee retains and even surpasses its ranking on Forbes’ list of top 10 Up-and-Coming Tech Cities by landing itself on techie.com’s unexpected tech cities list. Milwaukee boasts more than just brewing and drinking culture in Wisconsin suburbia. The city hosts one third of Wisconsin’s technology industry. It is used to being a utopia for technologies pertaining to manufacturing; however, Covenant Healthcare Systems is working with some state-of-the-art technologies that are diversifying Milwaukee’s technology presence in the country.
"People generally don’t expect much booming technology from a city such as Milwaukee because many experts claim man…Read more...