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Forbes Magazine Names Framingham #3 "Geekiest" Community in America

Silicon Valley may be #1 but Framingham is #3, according to Forbes magazine when it comes to Geekville USA

According to Forbes magazine, and the National Science Foundation, Framingham is one of the top 3 "geekiest" cities in America.

The magzine ranked the top 20 cities in the United States by the percentage of workers with jobs in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

Silicon Valley, San Jose, Calif., is the geek capital of America, with 18.2% of the workforce employed in tech or science jobs.

In third place is Framingham, where 16.6% of workers are science and math geeks.

Framingham hosts the corporate headquarters of the consumer electronics maker and the office supply chain , and a sizable research center, reported Forbes magazine.

To read the full report visit: http://blogs.forbes.com/williampentland/2011/08/02/geekville-usa-americas-20-geekiest-cities/

Rachel Baril August 05, 2011 at 12:50 PM
Except that Framingham is a town, not a city.
Karen Salemi August 05, 2011 at 05:19 PM
Rachel, that comment qualifies you as geeky. :)
Rachel Baril August 05, 2011 at 05:22 PM
Oh I know I am. Hahaha
Karen Salemi August 05, 2011 at 07:17 PM
I am a geek too! It takes one to know one.
Joe Rizoli August 05, 2011 at 08:52 PM
Joe Rizoli CCFIILE.com Remember this applies to WORKERS. It doesn't say WHERE these people live and I can bet you MOST don't live in Framingham. Of course, can you blame them?. If they lived in Framingham they would be called "FREAKS". That is a GEEK who can't believe he/she lives IN Framingham. Ok..... hit us with the "village idiots", "you discuss me", "nit wit"s,"racist, "haters", let it roll PATCHERS. Joe Rizoli
Susan Petroni (Editor) August 05, 2011 at 09:08 PM
So @Joe since you live in Framingham are you a "Freak?" I would have taken you more of a "geek" since you are on the computer so much ... ;-)
Joe Rizoli August 05, 2011 at 09:44 PM
Joe Rizoli CCFIILE.com Actually Susan I can believe I live in Framingham. I grew up here. Even though I still wonder why I stay. I guess I like a good fight. When you see where Framingham was at one point in time and see it now you always try to get it back. Nobody will ever say I didn't try. New people here have nothing to compare what it was like eons ago, we do. They have no reference point. Our town has literally been hijacked from us. The HOST, the illegals are devouring the carcass. When they are done they will go on somewhere else OR set up shop to change laws favoring them. It's already happening. Go see the movie "They LIVE" and you'll understand how it works. We got the sunglasses. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0096256/ Joe Rizoli
Jim Rizoli August 05, 2011 at 11:21 PM
Jim Rizoli CCFIILE......I can't believe I live here.....actually I'm here for the entertainment value I get, and there is plenty to get.
K Allen August 06, 2011 at 01:48 AM
I can only hope I played a small role in increasing the town's geek status. Geek girls rule! Can't wait til SuperMegaFest at the Sheraton in November!!

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