Will Technologists Return to Tech Hubs Such as Silicon Valley?

Over the past several months, pundits and analysts have questioned whether the COVID-19 pandemic will permanently disrupt that recipe. New data from Blind (which anonymously surveys technologists) and Room8 (which produces an app that connects people with roommates and apartments) suggests the answer is… complicated. Sure, the pandemic could radically change how these hubs look and operate in years to come, but some of the impacts might not be as dire as some expect.

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“Tech Workers Are Never Going Back to the Office”: The Pandemic Housing-Market Explosion Could Upend Silicon Valley as We Know It

As Brooklyn and San Francisco empty out, Los Angeles, Palm Springs, and Miami are booming thanks in part to tech workers’ hunger for space and amenities. And the shift might be permanent. “All the start-ups here are realizing that they don’t need to be in the same place all the time,” says one tech executive

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