Columbus tops the list of Top 10 Up-And-Coming Tech Cities which came out Monday Forbes latest cities list came out.includes ‘In Pictures: Top 10 Up-And-Coming Tech Cities’ and says of Columbus:
“No. 1: Columbus, Ohio. In 1997, the Battelle Memorial Institute, Ohio’s largest research center, based in Columbus, managed a single lab for the U.S. Department of Energy with an annual budget of $1 billion. A decade later, Battelle oversees seven major laboratories for different federal agencies; current budget: $4 billion.”
The Forbes article written by William Pentland is based on a survey of cities done by professor of public policy at George Mason University, Philip Auerswald. Auerswald first looked at ”regional innovation trends” looking for:
nano-crystals and quantum dots
polymers and plastics
Auerswald then looked for patents… or relationships between patents for technical areas. Columbus is number one on the Forbes list which includes Santa Fe NM, Pittsburgh PA, Milwaukee WI, Yuma AZ, Lake Charles LA.
Look out Silicon Valley….