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Since the early days of the digital revolution, the San Francisco Bay area has played a key role from the rise of the microchip to today’s software giants like Facebook and Google. But why has the tech sector remained so geographically concentrated for so long — and is that something government needs to fix? To answer that question and delve into the recent changes in the geography of the tech sector during the pandemic, I’ve brought on Mark Muro.
Mark is a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, a think tank in Washington, DC, and the policy director of Brookings Metro. He and Yang You recently authored “Superstars, rising stars, and the rest: Pandemic trends and shifts in the geography of tech.”
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