Recognizing the pivotal role that local governments play in the high-tech economy, this book examines the effect of technology industries and infrastructures on cities and the local policy actions required for effective response to these challenges. Filled with fresh information and practical advice, "Cities in the Technology Economy" provides a thorough coverage of the technology economy with respect to cities and economic development, focusing on the attraction of technology industries and investment in technology infrastructure. The author utilizes a triangualtion of approaches - national level data, nationwide survey of local officials, and case studies - to examine what cities are doing in the technology economy, describe the barriers to participation in the technology economy, and detail entrepreneurial actions of local governments to traverse these hurdles. All of the research points to the need for a strong local role enabling local policy action and activities to shape a technology economy response.
List of Tables; * Preface; 1. The Dawn of the Technology Economy; 2. Defining the Technology Economy; 3. Cities and Technology Economy Sectors; 4. Economic Development and the Technology Economy in Cities; 5. Entrepreneurial Cities in the Technology Economy; 6. Local Policy Action in the Technology Economy; Appendix A. NAICS Codes for Technology Employers and Technology Generators; Appendix B. NAICS Codes for Technology Employer and Technology Generator Subsectors; Appendix C. Descriptive Statistics, City Characteristics and Technology Employment; Appendix D. List of 252 Responding Cities to Economic Development and Technology Economy Survey; Appendix E. Economic Development and Technology Economy Survey; Notes; * Bibliography; About the Author; * Index.