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The hardest job in tech? Convincing start-ups to move to Sacramento

September 23, 2017

bvtnews – excerpt

Before a techie leaves Silicon Valley for another tech hub, Sacramento is swooping in.

Cynthia Carrillo knows the numbers.

30: The number of meetings she might do in a month with start-ups and venture capitalists.

3: The average number of times she has to talk to someone to persuade them to visit Sacramento.

200: The number of companies she’d like to persuade over 10 years to relocate from the San Francisco Bay Area to the state’s capital.

And 6, the number that shows how much further she has to go. That’s the number of San Francisco and Silicon Valley tech firms that have made the move…

“More than 200,000 people leave the Bay Area every year,” said Barry Broome, head of the economic council. “We need to catch it. Even if only 10% of those people come to Sacramento, it changes our economy.”…(more)

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