We all know the titan cities that encapsulate the tech industry including San Francisco, New York, and Los Angeles. However, simply moving there now isn’t exactly feasible for the average person. The rent is extremely high and the competition is fierce. Luckily, there are 5 other cities lying between these metropolitan areas that are fast growing tech hubs. Each one offers its own unique flavor and plethora of opportunities.
Houston Texas is booming with activity! Houston is one of the most diverse cities in the United States, and its business sector mirrors this. Houston, known for its role in pioneering space flight, has never stopping pushing the boundaries in tech. If you need something to do outside of your work life, look no further than Houston. It is the birthplace of a distinct sub-genre of hip hop, houses both a museum and theater district, and attracts over 7 million tourists a year.
Our nation’s capital is a beautiful city full of symbolism and history, but it also sports a growing technology sector. If DC were its own state it would rank 34th in production! Just one city outranking nearly half of our states is shocking, but DC gets better. DC is essentially recession proof. Throughout history, DC is unaffected by economic downturn, so even if the rest of the country starts to plummet you will be fine in the capital. With 18.9 million visitors a year, DC is one of the largest tourist destinations in the country.
Atlanta ranks 18th in production for all cities in the US, making it a top economic and tech hub. The industry is fast growing, and the city is beautiful. In Atlanta, you can find the largest aquarium in the Western Hemisphere, toting a massive tank that includes whale sharks. I have personally driven 4 hours to see this spectacle and highly recommend it to anyone that has a chance. Atlanta also houses the busiest airport in the world (literally), so you can fly to a meeting nearly anywhere in the world. The tech industry in Atlanta is taking off and the time to get in is now.
Texas was once its own country, so it isn’t too big of a surprise that it has another great city on our list. Although Dallas began as a farming city, it quickly adopted new technology (for the time) and began working cotton. This spirit of discovery never left Dallas, and new technology is still a major focus of the city. The end of WWII left Dallas as a major communications center, and this has been put to great use. In 2014, Dallas overtook DC to become the 5th largest city in the United States. The city’s economy is highly diversified and has proven resilience in the face of recession, making it a great city to work in.
Working our way back to the East Coast, Boston in another highly historical city on our list. If DC is where our government lives, Boston is where it was born. A city that can give rise to such a nation is obviously prone to technological innovation, and Boston has been a growing tech hub for years. Web and mobile startups have found a home in Massachusetts, and the map of the city reflects it. In Boston, there are both financial and innovation districts housing rising stars and established corporations. 27% of Boston’s economy is generated through information, financial, and professional business, meaning that this is one the best places to be for those in the tech career.
Whatever city you choose, the United States is the leading nation on Earth in technology. These cities listed are perfect, but nearly every city in the US has a tech industry. This sector continues to grow all over the world, and is sure to do so for some time to come. In 2017, the tech industry is where you want to be.
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