Silicon Prarie


A coin termed in the late 90s to reference the tech booms impact on the telecom industry found in Chicago's Western Suburbs. This disappeared after the first tech bubble burst.

Recently this term has been repurposed to describe the new tech startup scene coupled with suburban tech companies moving to Chicago's downtown in the 2010's.

Rahm: California has Silicon Valley, here in Chicago we are building the Silicon Prairie.

Added by Ismael Ismael almost 9 years ago