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Published on October 9th, 2021 | by Newt Rayburn


States That Ban Non-Compete Agreements

(This is obviously not a surprise considering that the last ban was introduced in 1890 – even before there were ip-intensive companies.) The reflexive assumption that Silicon Valley is the product of California`s ban on opponents of non-competition, while it is acceptable for occasional discussions, is dangerous for public order to rely on it; It has not been proven, contrary to some research, and ignores that neither North Dakota nor Oklahoma have developed a competing silicon valley technology center, while Austin, Boston, Denver, New York, Raleigh, Seattle and others (all in states that impose non-compete rules) have developed all major tech centers (several with a higher “percentage of tech job postings” than San Jose or San Francisco). . .

About the Author

Newt Rayburn founded THE LOCAL VOICE in 2006. Previously, Newt was Editor of PROFANE EXISTENCE in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and Art Director for Ole Miss' LIVING BLUES magazine. Newt won a National Magazine Award in 1999 for his SOUTHERN MUSIC ISSUE with THE OXFORD AMERICAN. A seventh-generation Lafayette County, Mississippian, Newt is perhaps best known as the leader of the Mississippi RocknRoll band THE COOTERS, but he also has the Country & Southern Rock group, HAWGWASH. Newt is a Photographer, Writer, and Civil War Enthusiast.

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