Silicon Valley is home to many of the world’s largest high-tech corporations and hundreds of thousands of startup companies. If you started a tech-related business anytime in the past 20 years, it certainly would have benefitted you to at least consider giving it a go in the Valley.
But what’s next?
The tech industry is revitalizing once-depressed economies across the U.S. even as manufacturing and other sectors have taken a hit–and that’s great news for techies!
A new report highlights the top 10 cities on the verge of a boom in the tech industry. If you’re craving a big shake-up in your tech career or personal life or both, the time to consider getting in on the ground floor in a growing tech scene is now.
Say you could go anywhere in the country–where would you start? According to ZipRecruiter’s research, it really depends on your specialization. Mobile software developers are highly sought after in Boise City-Nampa, Idaho, but if you specialize in iOS development, your skills are in high demand in Nashville-Davidson-Murfreesboro-Franklin, Tennessee. Nashville’s large health care sector supports a growing tech industry with its STEM work and research.
Java developers will be in hot demand in Raleigh-Cary, North Carolina, but if you specialize in Python, your skills will be more in demand in Provo-Orem, Utah, home city to multiple software companies. This area was actually chosen to participate as a pilot location for Google Fiber.
Sharepoint administrators are in demand in Manchester-Nashua, New Hampshire, but if you specialize in technical writing, your skills will be more in demand in Austin-Round Rock, Texas. Companies such as 3M, Google, and IBM are a major draw and the city itself offers high quality of life, but not at exorbitant prices (which is always a good thing).
I was a bit surprised at first that Boston didn’t make the list, but it’s already an established tech hub. Beantown has been a major business center for a long time, but the tech scene here has just become incredible! Last year, we saw over $1.9 billion in Boston VC deals just in the first half of the year.
Read more at?INC.