STEM education needs a major overhaul. Graham Weston and Nick Longo, founders of the coworking space Geekdom, think they have the answer—and it lies in the tech desert of San Antonio, Texas, of all places.
A former car showroom in Charlotte, North Carolina, Packard Place has been transformed into a startup hub—and, for a few days, a media office—just as tens of thousands of politicos are descending onto the city to talk about how to create jobs and sustain the middle class in a new economy built on innovation and entrepreneurship. Obama’s themes are the building's successes.
Lea County, New Mexico, shrugs off the loss of an investor's highly publicized tech-research city to focus on innovative energy programs, including algae, uranium enrichment, and one of the nation’s largest solar projects.