Our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy have changed.

By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to the new Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.

Photo Galleries
America's 12 biggest companies now In the past 6 years, giants like Exxon and Walmart have slid while tech companies have soared. More
'Spotlight' is just the latest edition of newspaper movies Here's a list of the best newspaper movies. More
Most valuable car collection ever auctioned In total, the 'Pinnacle Portfolio' is the most valuable group of cars from one collection ever sold in a single auction. More
Special Offer
4 of 6
BACK NEXT
Blacksburg, Va.
Blacksburg, Va.
Home to Virginia Tech, the state's largest university, Blacksburg boasts a large pool of talented graduates. Many of them stick around to launch or work at tech companies based in the university's fast growing Corporate Research Center (CRC), a 120-acre research park and incubator. With 130 private companies in occupancy, ranging from corporations such as Science Applications International Corp. (SAIC) to tiny startups, the CRC covers technologies from computer hardware to pharmaceuticals. Business and financial support in the area comes from the CRC itself, as well as the Virginia Active Angel Network, and from national investment funds with which the Virginia Tech Foundation has established relationships.

NEXT: Bethlehem, Pa.
Last updated March 26 2008: 11:55 AM ET