Forbes: Cary-Raleigh in Top Five U.S. Tech Hot Spots


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Cary, NC – The trend is away from big-city tech growth and slanted towards smaller regions, according to Forbes. The Raleigh-Cary area ranked fifth in the top ten tech hot spots in the U.S.

America’s New Tech Hot Spots

Joel Kotkin writes in The New Places Where America’s Tech Future Is Taking Shape that tech jobs have migrated away from big cities like New York and San Francisco in the last decade. But smaller, less dense metropolitan areas have seen steady growth.

It’s a somewhat contrarian view, but Kotkin goes into detail based on new research by Praxis Strategy Group. One important factor in the study: STEM employment (science, tech, engineering and math jobs).

Top 5

  1. Washington-Arlington-Alexandria
  2. Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA
  3. San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX
  4. Baltimore-Towson, MD
  5. Raleigh-Cary, NC

For the rest if the Top 10 and other insight, read the full article on Forbes.