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A new list named Tampa as one of the best “tech towns” in the U.S.. Although known as a party state, Florida is home to two cities on the list. Coming in at number 19, Tampa has a decent cost of living compared to wages and a good amount of investment opportunities for tech companies.

From Clearwater, Florida and Florida State University, Sara Blakely began her business journey in 2006 with only $5,000 in savings. She has grown her undergarment business, Spanx, into a $1 billion company. Blakely will be the featured keynote speaker at Synapse Summit 2020. This is a two day conference to highlight the innovation in the Tampa Bay area. Lauren Prager, Synapse Vice President for Community Engagement, said Blakely was the top choice because she is a true innovator. "Her decision to accept