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“It wasn’t Wall Street that won the West, it was cowboys (and cowgirls).” Tech startups come to the Mountain West, but can they grow?

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“Boise, Idaho has gotten really cool, right? Bozeman, Montana has gotten really cool, and they have a flavor of this kind of growth there.”

Tech startups have been migrating into cities all around the Mountain West, from Denver to Salt Lake to Boise.

However, when it comes to them taking over as the nation’s next Silicon Valley, Nick Crabbs, a partner at the tech startup Vynyl, has his doubts.

“We’re not going to be the next Silicon Valley. It’s not going to happen,” Crabbs, who works out of the software product firm’s Boise office, told the Mountain West News Bureau.

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