And the No. 1 tech capital in the US is…
Not Silicon Valley. At least, not in terms of total jobs. That title belongs to the sprawling New York metro that boasts over 443,000 tech workers in all industries, not just the tech industry. So discovered The Dallas Morning News when it recently worked with the Dallas Regional Chamber to rank the top 15 tech capitals in the US using EMSI data.
The tech workers in the report include not only programmers and software developers but also engineers, scientists, and technicians. See how the MSAs rank below:
It should be noted that the New York MSA has more than three times the number of people than the San Francisco and San Jose MSAs, which were combined for this analysis. Despite that, San Francisco-San Jose has 415,000 tech workers, just shy of New York. And it dominates the list for sheer growth, adding close to double the number of new jobs (81,000) as the next fastest MSA, Houston (45,000).
Meanwhile, Washington D.C., while ranking third for size (351,000), comes in nearly last for growth (7,000 new jobs).
Read the full news article here.
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