By Ann Brown
Not only are everyday Black folks moving from major urban centers like Chicago and Philadelphia to Southern cities, particularly Atlanta, but tech entrepreneurs are migrating from Silicon Valley to Atlanta in large numbers as well.
In fact, Atlanta is fastly becoming the nation’s Black tech capital where one in four tech workers in the city is African American. Not only is Atlanta more affordable than Silicon Valley, many Black techies are also finding the city’s tech sector much more diverse.
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“For a growing number of African-Americans in the tech world, Atlanta is beckoning. Weary of coastal hubs that don’t reflect America’s growing diversity, they are packing up their lives and careers for a city with a rich history of entrepreneurship, a booming Black middle class, affordable quality of life Click here to read entire article