Startups and tech companies are increasingly forgoing large suburban campuses in favor of urban offices where ”creative types” can easily interact with fellow entrepreneurs and exercise their creativity, the Wall Street Journal reports.
It’s no surprise that San Francisco ranks among the hottest hubs for tech giants like Pinterest, Zynga and Yelp. From its proximity to Silicon Valley to its abundant amenities and pleasant temperatures — not to mention the plethora of trendy clubs and hipster cafes — the city makes for an exciting fusion of business and pleasure.
The Mission is particularly attractive for both startups like mobile blogging architects Posterous Inc. and established businesses like messenger bag company Timbuk2. The neighborhood’s liveliness, diversity and accessibility help encourage and cultivate a culture of innovation necessary for companies to thrive in today’s competitive market.