New Geography’s Joel Kotkin has published another piece on tech jobs in the United States and Columbus has once again placed strongly at the 8 spot on the list (though we were #3 on the list last year). Some of the commentary that Kotkin provides adds some of his reasons as to why Columbus does well in this field:
Several other top players with above average shares of tech jobs are emerging as powerful alternatives to Silicon Valley. Like Salt Lake City, eighth-place Columbus, Ohio, boasts above-average proportions of tech and STEM jobs in the local economy, and benefits from being both affordable and business friendly. The Ohio state capital has enjoyed 31% growth in tech jobs over the past decade and 9.5% in the past two years.
Seattle is the city that landed at the top of this year’s list. Other regional and competitive cities on the list include Cincinnati (#15), Austin (#16), Detroit (#19), Pittsburgh (#22), Indianapolis (#25), Cleveland (#43) and Chicago (#45).
To view the full list and read the full article, visit www.newgeography.com.