When you think of the hottest areas for technology growth and job expansion, hubs like Silicon Valley, New York and Boston come to mind. While these are certainly in the conversation, a new study found that other areas are now at the top of the list.
Online IT board Dice recently compiled a list of the fastest growing states for tech jobs using its own listings and data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. According to the study, Texas has experienced the most growth over the last year. Companies within the state have added 8,100 jobs over the last 12 months, bringing the total up to 143,300. This is a jump of nearly 6 percent.
The rest of the top five includes Florida (5.64 percent growth), North Carolina (3.8 percent), Oregon (3.57 percent) and Washington (3.53 percent). New York and Massachusetts are on the list at six and seven respectfully but California, the home of Silicon Valley, is not in the top 10.
"We think what's happening is every company is becoming a tech company," Dice spokesperson Carrie Gray said in an article from Forbes. "Companies across the U.S. are relying more on technology, and in turn, smaller cities are now these unexpected tech hubs."
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