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What Uber and Lyft teach us about Economic Development

If you asked a taxi driver, or rather, a cabbie, as they are known in New York, “what makes you successful? You’re likely to hear something like, “well, I know that if you’re at LaGuardia’s terminal B, and it’s raining, you want to slow down by door number one, cause there’s a deep roof overhang, and that’s where all the smokers hang out. You’re sure to get a fare”. And if you asked a taxi driver in San Francisco the same question, you might hear, “if you’re working the city on a Thursday night, you want to roll past the End Up, a dance club at the corner of Harrison and 6th, right around 4am. That’s a full two hours later than most of the other clubs in the city turn off their lights.”

Since 17th century innkeepers in London and Paris began hiring coaches to carry their patrons across the city, through today's taxis cruising streets in search of a fare, the secret of success can been can be summed up in two words: local knowledge… a personal dataset, acquired from experience and relationships, exposing the places and times where

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