Little-known cities that are teeming with tech
These cities prove there's more to the tech world than Silicon Valley.
Raleigh, North Carolina
Raleigh sits at the center of a burgeoning tech scene connected to the Research Triangle, an eight-county region set up in the 1950s to entice local college students to work in the science and technology sectors after graduation.
Today such companies as Cisco and IBM have a major presence here, as do smaller organizations like American Underground, one of just seven North American tech hubs that are a part of the Google for Entrepreneurs network.