Which US region is best for an IT company (Web design)?

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    Hi,

    A quick question. What US region, like state and city, would be best for an IT company specializing in web design, to offer its services? I never offered web design in the States. I do some other services for Americans, mostly tech support and writing, but never web design. Web design is my main expertise.

    I know the demand for web design is currently dropping very fast, if not disappeared at all, but I wish to try my luck nevertheless. I wondered if the Midwest, the East Coast, or the West Coast will bring me minor success. I thought about the West Coast, but IT and Media is pretty developed there, so I don't think I stand a chance. Maybe the Midwest, but then again, the Midwest is not so much tech savvy, so maybe nobody will need that.

    I have a few small clients I work with, tech support mostly, but they're North East Coast.

    So, how do you think?

    Thanks.
     
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    I'd say, look at DE's lucrative local business laws, and factor that in.
     
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    Delaware? Hm, interesting. Never thought of that. It's a pretty small state. OK. Why Delaware though? Thanks.

    And about laws, I live abroad. I don't live in the US. Local laws apply for me. Local taxes too. I can't pay taxes 2 times, it's illogical. The product will be developed in Bulgaria, so I own my Government the "dough".
     
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    Most of the tech industry is located in California or Washington State.
     
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    Washington, I'm guessing Seattle, Portland then? Means more competition, and impossible for me, if I'm not mistaken. Thanks.
     
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    Seattle definitely [Home of Microsoft]and there is also San Francisco of California. The tech business capital of the United States however is Silicon Valley.

    Not sure about Portland or Oregon though. With Oregon being in the middle of California and Washington State you would think there would be something there concerning the tech industry.
     
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    It's weird, but ... I just ran a few words through the Google Trends, and stats are these:

    The phrase web design for 12 months time period, region USA, shows me 100 interest from the Oregon sub-region, cities Portland, Medford-Klamath Falls (wherever this is), and Eugene (that I know).

    Weird as hell as we're talking about this now and it just pops up exactly it. Honestly, I did not expect that.

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    Second comes Kansas (Topeka, Wichita-Hutchinson and Kansas City, what the hell?).

    Third comes New York, I would not comment on that understandably why.

    Virginia and Vermont are also a surprise for me.
     
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    ^^^^ Very strange.
     
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    Yeah. Kansas too. I always thought that was farm land. Like, rural area. I don't know.

    Thanks about the Microsoft info. I didn't know that for a fact. Good knowledge.
     
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    Does it really matter, at least from a client point of view, as this kind of service be largely online and remote anyway? If it’s just yourself, you could run the business from literally anywhere with a decent internet connection. The only locational consideration would be if you’re looking to hire staff to be based at a central office.
     
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    I'll be getting a Skype number and with Skype, you can choose a location, a city. If I get a NY phone, and call to Wyoming, I don't know, that just doesn't fit. At least it'd be weird for me. Let alone for someone else.

    Or imagine me having a Florida number and calling to Montana. I don't know.

    I live in Varna, Bulgaria. When a landline from Sofia or Plovdiv calls me, in 99.9% of the times it's just a telemarketer scam of some kind. Numbers of real clients/customers usually match my area (no more than 100 mi), even if outside town. It's how people think, maybe.

    Also the second and bigger problem is, I can't spread myself too widely. I can't just go and spam-post ads for every state, every city. I'll exhaust myself and my energy. I can't pay for advertisement on all locations. Usually it's better to pick one, stick with it.

    Thank you for your answer by the way. Means a lot.
     
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    Can any of you fine gentlemen and ladies, who in some point in time had a touch with an Oregonian or a Washingtonian, share some insight with meself, a good Balkanian and very old fella? What's their mentality, liking and such, since I don't have the slightest idea. Never knew anyone from that region, so far in this World; at the end of our existence.

    Thank ye, and God bless ye good Americano hearts.
     

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