EQR in Ohio
If you're looking to break into finance does it make sense to move *outside *of the major finance hubs like NYC, SF, London, etc.? I think it certainly matters for banking/trading/etc but I'm curious how much it matters for Equity Research? If you're spending your days going through SEC documents/modeling do you really need to be in a major city? I understand you miss out on networking, especially if you're in some random city in Ohio, but remember this is for BREAKING IN(aka you don't have many options).
I'm also curious about how people in these satellite offices are viewed within bulge banks? Do you have an opportunity to move to a major city? Do you miss out on promotions?
Any insight is valuable. Would appreciate the tom-foolery left to a minimum.