The San Francisco Bay Area is the mecca of tech and modern business. There’s almost no way to argue that at this point. Just look at the long list of tech giants and geniuses that originated here. There’s Google, Facebook, Apple, HP, Twitter, Intel, Tesla...the list goes on. But the Bay Area isn’t the only place where tech companies start. If you’ve started a tech company from somewhere else in the country, you might be considering moving to the Bay Area just to be a part of the boom, and get your name added to that list, and give any potential clients, buyers or investors the impression that you’re serious about what you do. There’s one major issue with that idea: the cost. No matter where you’re coming from, a move to the Bay Area is going to be expensive. The rent costs are amongst the highest in the country right now, so you’ll need to be prepared to pay more than you ever have if you want to get that Silicon Valley stamp on your company.