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Huntsville Named Among Top 25 Best U.S. Cities for Tech Startups

City of Huntsville August 15, 2013
(Huntsville, AL) - Entrepreneur Magazine named Huntsville #14 among the top 25 best cities in the U.S. for high tech startups.

Entrepreneur bases its findings on a report from the technology policy coalition Engine and entrepreneurship research association the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. This particular research project, according to Entrepreneur, "focuses on high-tech startups specifically, defining them as new businesses with a concentration of employees in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math."

The announcement comes as no surprise to Mayor Tommy Battle.

"We brand ourselves as a smart city, where technology marries engineering to provide a vibrant, progressive economy," said Mayor Battle. "Through the years of Huntsville's proven performance in space and missile defense technologies, we have created an ecosystem that is now supporting start-ups in new fields such as energy, cyber and geospatial. It is an exciting time to live, work and play in Huntsville!"

For more information on Entrepreneur's announcement, visit www.entrepreneur.com/article/227829#ixzz2c0Bhmjmz.


For more information, contact:

Kelly Cooper Schrimsher, Director of Communications, Office of the Mayor, City of Huntsville, 256-427-5006 (w), kelly.schrimsher@huntsvilleal.gov

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