high-tech regions

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high-tech regions

The following areas with a high concentration of computer, electronics or Internet companies have been given their own nicknames. The premier location in the world is Silicon Valley in California, south of San Francisco. See also high-tech people.

Name             Location Silicon Valley   Northern California

  Silicon Beach    Southern California

  Silicon Alley    New York City

  Nerd Street      Philadelphia

  Silicon Forest   Northern Oregon

  Silicon Prairie  Austin, Texas

  Silicon Desert   Phoenix, Arizona

  Silicon Slopes   Salt Lake City, Utah

  Silliwood        Hollywood

  Silicon Glen     Scotland

  Silicon Wadi     Israel

  Bit Valley       Tokyo
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Silicon Valley, Silicon Alley, and dozens of high-tech regions in between rest on the skills of talented programmers, designers, and developers, many of whom are barely out of college - if they finished college at all.
Today, however, the daily news seems as nonchalant as the layoffs are relentless: 10,000 jobs, 2,000 jobs, 40,000 jobs; blue collar positions evaporate in what seemed only yesterday the shiny new growth industries located in the various high-tech regions, corridors, and valleys.
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