So places that try to be a smaller derivative version of the Valley inherently fail to understand what it is or, more so, what made it what it is and how long that took. Trying to play the Valley’s playbook always (always, always) fails. When you hear communities saying, “Just like they have Stanford, we have X engineering school!” they are probably doing it wrong.
Simply put: If you want to play the Silicon Valley game, you are just best off going to the Valley.
So true!! Don’t try to be Silicon Valley, try to be the best city you are.