[Silicon] become a reference to any region with a high-tech economy

Silicon Alley(New York), Silicon Prairie (Midwest), Silicon Forest (Northwest), Silicon Slopes (Utah), Silicon Hills (Texas)… As much as “Hollywood” refers to nearly anything associated with the cinema industry, so too is “Silicon” a branding term for tech economies…Silicon Beach roughly refers to the Westside of Los Angeles — mainly Santa Monica and Venice Beach, where several incubators, accelerators, and startups are based. But because Los Angeles is so spread out — it more accurately references the Los Angeles tech economy as a whole. – read more

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