One of my favorite publications for entreprenuers, Inc. Magazine has just launched 12 local sections for major business hubs around the world.
Each city’s local section has 5 featured articles, sub-categories of local topics of interest and a full archive of articles related to the city.
For example, the San Francisco local section has a great feature on how to find the perfect location for your Bay Area startup. It includes this Google map by Posterous founder Gary Tan; a must see.
The page also includes sub-sections for the city, including Venture Capitol, Google, Facebook, Digg, startup incubator Y Combinator, Silicon Valley and other topics of interest.
I think these geo-features are an excellent idea that will become an increasing trend. They show a lot of promise towards engaging readers on a personal level which will lead to lots of referrals for Inc. Magazine.
The next step would be to integrate the local sections with popular social networks and include real-time feeds from Twitter and Foursquare.
Here is the full list of new local sections for you to explore:
- Hong Kong
- Las Vegas
- Los Angeles
- New York City
- San Francisco
- Washington, D.C.
Inc. Magazine plans to include more cities in the coming months.