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Tech Boom Tensions
October 15, 2020 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm PDT
The creation of a robust, local tech economy — and the attraction of the high-wage earners who work in it — can be transformative for a local economy. But others wonder how their community will ensure equitable access to these new opportunities. For example, newly created jobs are often given to newcomers rather than to longtime residents, and others worry about gentrification. High-tech economic gains may be real, but are the spoils enjoyed by all?