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Columbus Named #1 City in US for Tech Workers

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Back in 2008, Forbes recognized Columbus as the number one “Up and Coming Tech City” in the U.S. After landing in a few other spots on tech lists (#3 in 2011, #8 in 2012), we’re back on top again according to the latest evaluation by SmartAsset.com.

“The capital of Ohio is the best place in the country for tech workers,” stated SmartAsset data journalist Derek Miller. “Columbus climbed our ranks thanks to solid scores across the board, without any single metric scoring in the top 10.”

The rankings were compiled using analytics that include average tech worker salary, ration of tech wages to average wages, the cost of living index and unemployment rate for residents with a bachelor’s degree.

Other cities to top this year’s list include Springfield, IL, Sierra Vista, AZ, Raleigh, NC and Dallas, TX. Columbus was the only city in Ohio to make the Top 25.

To view the full article, visit www.smartasset.com.


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