Silicon Heartland

Silicon Heartland

Boulder, Bend, or Boca Raton? ZoomProspector.com, a business location Web site, says smaller cities have become the best places to start new companies. ZoomProspector weighed 11 factors—including the number of startups, quality of the workforce, and resources like universities and venture capital—to compile a list of the top places to build the next Apple (AAPL) or Google (GOOG).