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Here Are The US Counties With The Most Tech Jobs
Business Insider ^ | 10/25/2013 | The Atlantic Cities

Posted on 10/25/2013 10:09:27 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

In today's knowledge economy, high-tech firms and high-paying, high-tech jobs are key factors in economic growth and prosperity. Some economists have estimated that every high-tech job creates an additional five or so spinoff jobs, a significant ripple effect through the economy.

A new analysis by Michael Mandel of the Progressive Policy Institute identifies 25 leading locations for high-tech information jobs. While much research on high-tech meccas looks at the metro level, Mandel's study identifies the concentration of high-tech jobs by county, which offers a closer look at clustering and agglomeration.

The map below, by the Martin Prosperity Institute's Zara Matheson, shows the 25 leading counties on Mandel's "Tech/info Jobs Index." This metric looks at what Mandel has identified as the "tech/information" sector, a broader definition that acknowledges the huge number of digital and tech jobs in more traditional industries like film, news, publishing, and telecommunications.


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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Computers/Internet; Society
KEYWORDS: jobs; techjobs; technology

1 posted on 10/25/2013 10:09:27 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Interesting data. Growth in urban areas is a bit surprising, although I find the trend toward major university towns more worth noting. I think that since overall growth is so much smaller than it should be, what growth is occurring is quite spotty. A good free-market economy driven by conservative principles would fuel much more tech growth in all parts of the country.


2 posted on 10/25/2013 10:27:55 AM PDT by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: SeekAndFind

This measures growth rate as a percentage, and does not measure quantity of jobs available. Nice to know, but not going to steer you to locations with the jobs


3 posted on 10/25/2013 10:40:29 AM PDT by Ray76 (You can't win if you don't fight. Remember the Barrycades!)
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To: SeekAndFind

But there’s only one Silicon Valley,,, and SF aint it. . .


4 posted on 10/25/2013 11:01:38 AM PDT by ▀udda▀udd (>> F U B O << "What the hell kind of country is this if I can only hate a man if he's white?")
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To: SeekAndFind

No surprises in the map.


5 posted on 10/25/2013 11:06:40 AM PDT by bgill (This reply was mined before it was posted.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Huntsville AL is a surprise for me. I never get calls from recruiters there.


6 posted on 10/25/2013 12:33:40 PM PDT by cicero2k
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To: cicero2k

Maybe they only accept H1B’s


7 posted on 10/25/2013 12:34:42 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: ├čudda├čudd

There is a huge tech industry in downtown SF, an area called SOMA. South of Market Area.


8 posted on 10/25/2013 12:35:37 PM PDT by cicero2k
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To: cicero2k

Johnson Space Flight Center, Space Camp, UA Huntsville, and all that stuff supporting that like the Redstone facility and the like are down there.

Have a kid that got his master’s from there.


9 posted on 10/25/2013 12:38:23 PM PDT by KC Burke (Officially since Memorial Day they are the Gimmie-crat Party.h)
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To: KC Burke

Figured as much, but LA and Orange Counties in CA with 6 million people don’t register at all.


10 posted on 10/25/2013 12:51:34 PM PDT by cicero2k
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