Startups starting to notice Chicago

  • Even though people think of California as the cradle of the startup culture, Chicago is a place to watch.
  • In a Jones Lang Lasalle report on office space leasing, Chicago does well in attracting tech investment.
  • Chicago ranks just behind Austin and Atlanta for the amount of venture capital hauled in over the study period.

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Even though most people think of Silicon Valley and the Bay Area of California as the cradle of the startup culture, a new report from a commercial real estate firm shows that startups may be taking a second look at other parts of the country. Researchers have good things to say about Chicago, putting it in fifth place for cities it’s watching in the tech sector.