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How Innovation Hubs Surged Despite the Pandemic

By August 26, 2021December 5th, 2023No Comments
Melbourne is one of two Australian innovation hubs on the rise. (Image Credit: Getty Images)

“With 2020 in the rear-view mirror, we can see that some startup ecosystems are growing almost twice as fast as before, including Houston, Sydney and Hyderabad.”

Great overview from JF Gauthier in Site Selection Magazine on startup growth and market dynamism in undiscovered cities during the past 18 months.

For what it’s worth, I am 100% convinced that many startup founders need to do a deeper dive into key criteria including local urban planning initiatives, startup and economic development resources, social and recreational opportunities, as well as city leadership before picking where they want to headquarter and operate their company. There are lots of fantastic cities around the globe that are not always in the headlines.