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Problem with that is this is the region which leads in offshoring jobs. Plenty of workers. . . remember, it was Micro$oft, on 9/12/01, which took advantage of the horrendous attack on America to have an unscheduled layoff of 1,000 local workers!
Although I wasn't fortunate enough to have a basement in which to code, having been raised in a Catholic orphanage, that is how I and every decent coder learns how to code: practice, practice, practice!
I'd love to see that in practice, but when has it truly been the case. Had we in America a truly meritocratic education system, all school systems would have equal access to resources across the spectrum, but that has never been the case!