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Being from the area Waltham is more desirable for business for a lot of the reasons Brin mentions in the article. It's cheaper than living/working in Cambridge and local ordinances have done well to make that a really desirable place to be. For Boston most of the startup tech industries linger most around the ring roads around Boston rather than in Boston properly like it seems SF/SV tends to be. It's also much more practical to attract talent that lives outside Boston and inside Boston in Waltham.

I've worked in Waltham myself, so I'm not dissing on it. I just don't really buy that his statistic was 4 times better. In fact, doing it my way says that neither Waltham or Cambridge is statistically better than the other, although the point estimate for Waltham is a bit higher.

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