San Francisco Citizens Initiative for Technology and Innovation (hint, hint, Nashville)

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee today joined tech industry leaders to announce the launch of San Francisco Citizens Initiative for Technology & Innovation (, an organization that will leverage the collective power of the tech sector into a force for civic action in San Francisco. This new initiative will bring together city government and San Francisco’s tech community with a collective mission to improve the city and the technology sector.

Thomas Friedman writes:

The best of these ecosystems will be cities and towns that combine a university, an educated populace, a dynamic business community and the fastest broadband connections on earth. These will be the job factories of the future. The countries that thrive will be those that build more of these towns that make possible “high-performance knowledge exchange and generation,” explains Blair Levin, who runs the Aspen Institute’s Gig.U project, a consortium of 37 university communities working to promote private investment in next-generation ecosystems.

Note: No Nashville here.