J.D. Harrison, senior director of strategic communications at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, believes the tri-county region has the full potential to be part of the next wave of technology startups, writes Donna Rovins for the Daily Local News.
Harrison was the keynote speaker at the economic development luncheon hosted last week by the TriCounty Area Chamber of Commerce, which covers businesses in northern Chester, southeastern Berks, and western Montgomery counties. He said the region has the wealth, high income, and capital required to be a part of the next wave.
Harrison noted that the first wave of digital revolution was marked by huge changes in some industries. But the second wave will be defined by technology startups, which address healthcare, education, energy, and infrastructure.
“These are real, tangible technologies that are going to affect the way we live our lives,” he said.
He said that, as this wave unfolds, it has the potential to elevate cities, regions, and towns nationwide. Cities that can support and foster these startups will most likely be the winners in the next decade.
Read more about the luncheon in the Daily Local News here.