Tech sector giants like Silicon Valley and San Francisco aren’t the only places for start-ups these days. Small cities in southern states are quickly becoming the prefered areas for tech startups as bustling cities fall out of fashion. Business owners and their startups are opting for a smaller scale, more mom-and-pop style beginning to their projects. Cheaper living and office space offers new businesses the financial room they need to grow, while the unique culture of these small cities adds personality and character to the whole project.
While it is impossible for us to know for sure the future of tech startup hubs, we can still predict what’s to come. The eight cities on this list stood out to us as up and coming tech hubs that already have some pretty big projects under their belt. Huntsville Alabama placed fourteenth on Entrepreneur.com’s list of 25 best cities for tech startups and is home to the famous BizTech business incubator. Provo, Utah is one everyone’s radar as it’s the new hometown of high-speed Google Fiber in 2014 and is already where the BoomStartup business accelerator began.
Take a look at this infographic for more on the next big tech hubs in the United States. Do your predictions match up with any of these areas? Tell us what you think in the comments and don’t forget to like and share!