As an innovator and investor, I'm acutely interested in the local business climate for startups and venture capitalists. It looks like more Chicago-area tech startups are able to stick around thanks to local incubators and funding sources. Still, many entrepreneurs hear "You need to move to Silicon Valley (or Austin, or...) before we'll consider funding you."
Is that siren song fading? I hope so.
More about Chicago and start-ups, here.
Quote for the day: "Perception is strong and sight weak. In strategy it is important to see distant things as if they were close and to take a distanced view of close things." (Miyamoto Musashi 1584-1645, legendary Japanese swordsman)