The 11 Most Important Tech Cities in the U.S.
Though still saddled with an outdated reputation as a city recovering from lost manufacturing, Cleveland has a robust and rapidly growing tech scene. Its anchor is Cleveland’s impressive medical community, featuring three major health systems—MetroHealth Medical Center, University Hospitals and the world-renowned Cleveland Clinic—all of which not only support their own research and innovation, but also foster spin-off and startup companies, particularly in the Health-Tech Corridor on the city’s East Side. A recent study by MIT professors Jonathan Gruber and Simon Johnson found that Cleveland ranked sixth out of 102 cities that could be considered “the next great technology hub.” Coming soon: Blockland Cleveland, a $150 million technology incubator in downtown Cleveland spearheaded by local businessman Bernie Moreno. Another likely investor is Bedrock Detroit, a real estate firm led by Detroit native (and Cleveland Cavaliers owner) Dan Gilbert.