Add Birmingham to Tech’s Growing List of Hubs

Much as Silicon Valley sees itself as the epicenter of high-tech, plenty of technology hubs dot the United States, each with a distinct vertical market that feeds the industry. Charleston, S.C. (aka “Silicon Harbor”), Phoenix (“Silicon Desert”), and a wide swath of the Midwest (“Silicon Prarie”) are testaments to regions that have produced significant companies while largely avoiding the suffocating cost-of-living, traffic snarls, and hyper-competitiveness that dog Silicon Valley, Seattle, New York, and Austin tech workers.