If remote work really does alter the economy and people start living far from their employers (the evidence for this happening on a large scale isn't that strong yet), then putting lots of emphasis on quality of life will be another good strategy. I think Durham is already doing this with its many entertainment options, its comparatively slow way of life and its open and fairly inclusive culture. Even if some remote workers are moving to the suburbs, they are typically staying in the same metro region (or moving to another, similar metro region).
But I absolutely agree that putting an emphasis on work that has to be done in specialized facilities like wet labs is also an important strategy. Fortunately, these things go together pretty well.