More Philly tech graduates are staying here. That’s a good thing.

When it comes to high tech, Philadelphia is no Silicon Valley. We’re not even Boston’s Route 128, bumptiously designated “America’s Technology Region.”

But Vijay Kumar, a professor at the University of Pennsylvania School of Engineering, is optimistic about the region’s future as a high-tech center.

“I think we are hitting an inflection point in the area of technology,” Kumar said. “We are approaching critical mass here.”

Among the Philadelphia 100, 2019’s fastest-growing privately held companies in the region, more than a quarter identified their businesses as being in the technology sector.


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