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What’s the Self-Storage Capital of the U.S.? Hint: It’s Somewhere Over the Rainbow

By John Egan   February 27, 2015

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For years, Wichita, KS, has been called the Air Capital of the World, thanks to its stature as a major hub in the U.S. aircraft-manufacturing industry. Today, Wichita can claim another title: Self-Storage Capital of the U.S.

Data from the recently released 2015 Self-Storage Almanac shows the Wichita metro area has more square feet of self-storage per person (13.16) than any of the country’s 100 largest metro areas. Since the U.S. contains far more self-storage space than any other country, it could be argued that Wichita reigns as the Self-Storage Capital of the World. → Keep Reading

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America’s Top 5 Under-the-Radar Tech Hubs

By John Egan   May 21, 2014

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Last year, tech observer Dan Blacharski declared that Silicon Valley had become obsolete. Plenty of tech entrepreneurs, investors and executives—particularly those in the land of Apple and Google—would take issue with that bold statement.

Still, a strong case could be made that the universe of tech startups does not revolve around Silicon Valley. In fact, Blacharski maintains that cheap, reliable cloud-based technology has enabled tech startups to start up in a lot of places outside the cradle of the U.S. tech industry.

“When we think of high-tech innovation and startup culture, traditionally a handful of cities always come to mind. But today, there’s a different story emerging,” Blacharski, editor in chief of Techie.com, said in a news release. “High-tech development and innovation is being democratized, and midmarket cities throughout the U.S. are rolling out new tech parks, incubators and programs designed to encourage tech development.”

In the spirit of the democratization of tech startups, we’ve come up with a list of America’s Top 5 Under-the-Radar Tech Hubs. Clearly, you won’t find a Silicon Valley or a San Francisco or an Austin on our list. → Keep Reading

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10 Tidiest Towns in America

By Elizabeth Whalen   September 10, 2013

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When you were young, your mother tried—and hopefully succeeded at—teaching you the importance of tidiness. Although you probably ignored her advice throughout your teenage and college years, especially during finals, you eventually acknowledged she was right. If not, you risk teasing or even criticism from your roommate, spouse or boss, or even dear old Mom when she comes to visit.

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