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col-SciotoGreenway_FeaturedImage (2) Columbus plans to bring more parkland and recreational space to its riverfront, making the urban core more appealing to the younger tech workforce.

CLEVELAND—The tech business has famously been one in which scrappy start-ups regularly discover something new and upend the industry. But these days those start-ups are finding it very difficult to afford space in national tech hubs such as Silicon Valley, which have become among the most expensive markets in the US. Even relatively established players sometimes feel squeezed by the high rents, and some have started looking for space in secondary or even tertiary markets that won’t drain their bank accounts.

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Brian J. Rogal

Brian J. Rogal is a Chicago-based freelance writer with years of experience as an investigative reporter and editor, most notably at The Chicago Reporter, where he concentrated on housing issues. He also has written extensively on alternative energy and the payments card industry for national trade publications.

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