The 6 Wildest And Weirdest Ways Cities Are Luring Tech Talent
"Supply Of College Graduates Outstripped By Workforce Demand," reads a headline of the satirical newspaper The Onion. But for cities in the tech game, the joke isn't funny. Most cities today realize that tech is the future. So they're desperately trying to bring young, bright tech minds to town, and dreaming up some wild stuff to do it.
For many years now, tech companies have used extreme tactics, promising new recruits free high cuisine and on-site yoga. But cities have a lot more cash, and real estate, to seduce young talent. Here are six cities with the most bizarre and brilliant plans to get techie minds to come, and stay a while.
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Claire Gordon has contributed to Slate's DoubleX, the Huffington Post, and the book Prisons: Current Controversies. While an undergraduate at Yale University and a research fellow at Yale graduate school, she spoke on panels at Yale and Cornell, and reported from Cairo, Tokyo, and Berlin. Follow Claire on Twitter. Email Claire at firstname.lastname@example.org. Add Claire to your Google+ circles.more...