Clusters are good.

Clusters are good for customers, because there is competition for their business.

Clusters are good for companies because they provide a critical mass of talent that you don’t have to retrain.

Clusters are good for employees because there is competition for their talent.

Clusters = choice.  Just as a rising tide lifts all boats, a growing cluster raises the bar all round. That’s why all countries, regions and cities strive for industry clusters.

When you’re in a city that doesn’t have much of a cluster, you don’t have choice. Applaud the company that decides to be the first of its industry in your region. Then work to build the cluster.