"The City of Eternal Spring" has had a fascinating history - only two decades ago deemed the world's most dangerous city and boasting its highest murder rate, the city has transformed into a model city of smart governance with private sector innovation - a feat referred to as the "Medellin miracle". The city's accomplishments was highlighted with an award in a competition conducted by the Wall Street Journal and CitiGroup that deemed it the most Innovate City in the World in 2012, beating finalists New York and Tel Aviv. Building on its moment, the city government announced plans - called MedellInnovation - to spend $389 million to create a new technology district in an effort to become the premier city of technology and capital of innovation in Latin America by 2021. Now others are also believe it will soon become the Silicon Valley of South America.
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