Silicon Visions: Regional Entrepreneurialism and the Technology Economy in Utah’s Silicon Slopes

Authors: Jeremy Bryson*, Weber State University
Topics: Urban Geography, Landscape, United States
Keywords: urban geography, entrepreneurialism, technology
Session Type: Paper
Day: 4/7/2019
Start / End Time: 2:00 PM / 3:40 PM
Room: Washington 1, Marriott, Exhibition Level
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Hoping to imitate the successes of Silicon Valley, metropolitan areas around the United States have tried to create similar high technology entrepreneurial regions in an effort to attract high paying jobs and a skilled workforce. While researchers have already begun to explore the environmental histories, landscape conflicts, and social impacts of Silicon Valley’s development, we know relatively little about the second wave of these self-styled technology hubs. This paper explores one of these newer technology innovation hubs, known as Silicon Slopes in Utah, in order to understand the role of regional-scale entrepreneurialism in shaping contemporary metropolitan landscapes.

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