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Youngstown, Ohio: The Rust Belt's Silicon Valley?

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Youngstown, Ohio: The Rust Belt's Silicon Valley?

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Youngstown, Ohio: The Rust Belt's Silicon Valley?

Youngstown, Ohio: The Rust Belt's Silicon Valley?

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In the Rust Belt city of Youngstown, Ohio, a high-tech incubator is producing successful software companies. Nearly 300 people are working for a cluster of companies that have huddled together to create cutting-edge products. Even in this extremely depressed area, in the midst of a deep recession, entrepreneurship is flourishing and creating jobs.

Dan Bobkoff reports for member station WCPN.

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