Can San Diego Compete With Silicon Valley? Depends on Its Next Mayor

San Diego is only a few hundred miles from San Francisco and Silicon Valley, but its startup and tech scene would have to be on the other side of the globe to emerge from the shadow cast by the likes of Google, Facebook and Twitter, all of which are firmly rooted in Northern California.

Kevin Faulconer and Nathan Fletcher, the top two candidates in San Diego’s Nov. 19 special mayoral election, claim to understand the significance of a flourishing tech economy and the future of their city, and both told Mashable he can help turn San Diego into the next big startup destination.

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