Companies fleeing suburbia in favor of downtown

Last month, the Wall Street Journal ran a story titled “Companies Trade Suburbs for City Life.” The article noted that huge companies such as Expedia, Motorola, and PepsiCo had recently spurned their suburban locations for offices in more urban areas. These recent departures from sprawling office parks are nothing new; companies large and small have been relocating their offices—and their workforces—back into downtown cores for several years now, and not just to the big cities you might be thinking of. From Detroit to Chattanooga to Chicago to Las Vegas, small startup companies and giant multinational corporations alike are fleeing the suburban office park in favor of downtowns.

May 14, 2015 STOCKTON, CA- After a successful inaugural year, the Downtown Stockton Alliance (DSA) and Huddle are once again looking for the region’s most promising startups to take part in the second round of the DSA Entrepreneur Lab program. The DSA Entrepreneur Lab provides resources to area entrepreneurs who are seeking to grow their venture in Downtown Stockton, which is … Continued