Wired – Hey, tech: You’d do well to stop ignoring smaller cities

Former Shreve graduate (’03), U.S. Army captain, and Harvard Law School student body president Adrian Perkins argues that tech companies should look beyond Silicon Valley and start investing in places like Shreveport.

The lack of diversity at tech companies is well-established: Less than 10 percent of workers at Google and LinkedIn are non-Asian minorities, for example, and only 31 percent of employees at Google are women. But the technology industry is guilty of another serious blunder that hasn’t spurred the same volume of national conversation: a lack of interest, and failure to invest, in the capacity of small and mid-sized cities to shape technology’s evolution.

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