Skip to comments.As the tech money flows in, how can Oaklanders optimize it for good?
Posted on 07/28/2014 11:21:40 PM PDT by Citizen Zed
Learning from what has happened in neighboring cities like San Francisco (sky-high rents displacing residents as the nouveau riche move in), Oakland can be smarter about managing growth that's sustainable and equitable.
To that end, The Kapor Center for Social Impact, in partnership with 2.Oakland and Live Work Oakland sponsored a 90-minute discussion at Vator Splash Oakland. The session was entitled Envisioning a Vibrant and Inclusive Oakland Tech Ecosystem.
This is a great chance for us to start an important and defining conversation, said moderator Cedric Brown, managing partner of the Kapor Center for Social Impact, which moved to Oakland to work on that very issue. The discussion involved opinions and thoughts from varioius interest groups in Oakland, from city officials to tech executives to non-profit organizers.
Kelley Kahn, Special Projects Director, City of Oakland, spoke on "Why Oakland? Why is the city so ripe for growing a tech industry? Tech in Oakland is emerging but hasn't fully arrived, she said. Today, 2.5% of Oakland's workforce, it's a small percent vs 8% in San Francisco. But fortunately, the millennials are choosing the city life over the sterile suburban landscapes where the traditional tech industry has been traditionally housed. The city life and 'creativity breathes' more innovation."
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How can they mediocre it for good?
You don’t hear too much of this nonsense in Dallas/Fort Worth, which is why so many companies are moving here.
There’s no there there.
Oakland, the dumping grounds of the unintended consequences of liberal la-la land San Fran Sicko...
“Cha-ching! Money’s moving into town. Unless they chase it away.”
You can be sure they’ll chase it away. Anytime you hear words like “sustainable” and “equitable”, it usually means the environazi’s and the race pimps are primed for extortion.
Oakland = West Detroit.
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