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Sept. 11, 2017

Brocade is laying off employees at its headquarters even before its $5.9 billion merger with Broadcom closes. One analyst says it's a sign that Brocade's presence in San Jose, where it has several thousand employees, could vanish altogether. 

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June 12, 2017

A diaspora of tech talent, driven by Silicon Valley's tumbling job market and sky-high rents, has pushed tech job seekers to some surprising places.

Job search site ZipRecruiter recently analyzed its database of more than 8 million active jobs, and ranked the 20 fastest-growing tech markets based on year-over-year data. Job growth for engineering, software, and IT roles may be losing steam in the Bay Area, but smaller cities are picking up the slack, the company says,

. . . Many of the cities on ZipRecruiter's list are in the Midwest — Kansas City, Kan., Cincinnati, Ohio, and Indianapolis, Ind. are three standouts. The South also had a strong showing, with Nashville, Tenn. and three cities in Florida (Orlando, Jacksonville, Tampa) all making the cut.

Barrera credits government policies, like tax breaks that attract entrepreneurs and business startups for much of this growth. But the main impetus, she says, is the skyrocketing cost of living in coastal tech hubs like San Francisco and New York.

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April 17, 2017

Once known for casinos and brothels, Reno is now attracting corporations drawn by its low costs, lenient permitting rules and relative proximity to Silicon Valley. Other big corporations that have recently built data centers, factories and distribution centers at the industrial park include Apple Inc., Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and eBay Inc.

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Feb. 17, 2017
"This time its AutoAlert, an Irvine, Calif.-based tech firm, that will relocate its headquarters to Kansas City, Missouri. The firm offers automotive software tools for management and communications. With plans to create 300 area jobs in coming years, AutoAlert CEO Mike Dullea said, "Our company is raising the bar to bring high paying tech jobs right to the heart of Kansas City. "
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Jan. 17, 2017
Reflecting the popularity of California’s revised film incentive program, location shoots in the Los Angeles area jumped 6.2 percent last year, led by record feature film production, an industry tracker said Tuesday.
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