Tech, crypto and Texans: The ‘next Austin’ could be in Arkansas, Bloomberg columnist says

A small-town corner of Arkansas is the best candidate for the next technology boomtown, argued a recent Bloomberg column.

Northwest Arkansas, a four-city region most notable for Walmart’s headquarters in Bentonville, is taking advantage of soaring cost of living in tech hubs like Austin to advertise its own growing technology economy, writes columnist Conor Sen, of Atlanta-based Peachtree Creek Investments.

“Austin is no longer affordable, and arguably overpriced for what it offers. That begs the question: Where should someone who’s been priced out of Austin look? I would argue the best candidate to be the next Austin is the up-and-coming region known as Northwest Arkansas.”

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