California’s Silicon Valley region has long been a magnet for people seeking tech jobs, but it isn’t the only place in the U.S. that’s benefiting from a booming tech and information sector.
While many cities still haven’t recovered from the financial collapse, those with a strong tech and information sector are doing exceptionally well, according to a new report released by the Progressive Policy Institute.
From the report:
“Some cities and localities — ranging from New York to New Orleans to Davis County, Utah — are doing unexpectedly well. What they have in common: strong growth in the tech/information sector. This sector ranges from tech startups to Internet firms such as Google and Facebook to telecom providers such as AT&T and Verizon to content producers such as newspapers and movie studios.”
Jobs in the tech and information sector are also far more lucrative than those in other sectors. The average software engineer makes about $92,790/year, according to Glassdoor.
Here are the top 25 counties in the U.S. where tech and information sector jobs have been added at the fastest rate.
The area of the bubble indicates where that county lies on the Progressive Policy Institute’s Tech/Info Jobs Index -- a measure of how fast jobs in that sector are likely to grow in the future. Click on any bubble for more info.