The West Coast's fault line of innovation: 4 startup centers

Is there a connection between the disruptive reality of an earthquake fault line and innovation?

Here's an interesting infographic from Intuit showing the world's top 20 startup centers. The West coast of North America has four: 1 - Silicon Valley; 3 - Los Angeles; 4 - Seattle; and 9 - Vancouver. Interesting why there is no listing for Portland, given the high tech community there.

I've written about the connection between centers of innovation and the disruptive reality of living on a major earthquake fault line — is there a connection?

Here's the infographic:


Hat tip to Heidi Groshelle.