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NYC's touted tech education program expanding

08/21/2013

Where will the tech-savvy workforce we'll need to steer tomorrow's smart cities come from? An innovative New York City high school technology program that jumpstarts college and tech careers – and was lauded by President Obama in his State of the Union address earlier this year – is expanding with help from Smart City Council Lead Partners National Grid and Microsoft, among others.

Top 10 most competitive cities today (and how to leapfrog them tomorrow)

07/01/2013

The research arm of The Economist has just published a report benchmarking the global competitiveness of the world's 120 largest cities. It's worth the read for its insights into the many factors that make a city more competitive. Infrastructure plays a key role, but there are many other factors as well.

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