DETROIT – Detroit is a budding hot spot for tech companies and it’s drawing some people away from Silicon Valley.
A new Metro Detroiter penned a blog on Automation Alley to explain why she made the move from California’s Silicon Valley to Detroit.
Kristin Hope, a content creator who worked for a daily newspaper in Silicon Valley, says she decided to move to Detroit after noticing how many tech jobs were available in Detroit.
“I was in the middle of plotting moves to Minneapolis or Boston when I came across something strange online: Metro Detroit has as many tech jobs as Silicon Valley,” Hope wrote.
She eventually landed a job at PIXO Group and one year later, she doesn’t regret making the move.
She listed a few main reasons, including the affordability compared to California. She also noted the grit of the city, and it’s inclusiveness and diversity.
“Detroit is a beautiful city. I mean, beautiful. The architecture, the history, the art! And I see the aesthetic beauty of the surroundings reflected in the people. While there is a lot of cliché talk in tech about “making the world a better place,” I think that ethos is genuine here.”
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