Little-known cities that are teeming with tech

These cities prove there's more to the tech world than Silicon Valley.

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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.

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