In today’s economy, it helps to be a city or region that is smart and tech-savvy. And cheap.
A new study by CBRE Research provides solid evidence that certain places are attracting highly desirable educated young workers, giving these cities an advantage in building a work force that benefits both large tech companies and entrepreneurial startups.
What may be surprising are the places making the top 10 list that lie outside the traditional tech clusters of the west coast and the northeast: places like Baltimore, Dallas, Raleigh-Durham, and Atlanta. According to the researchers, these communities outperform the rest of the country in the percentage of the workforce with a college degree or higher; the concentration of millennials living downtown; the number of top-rated universities; the ability to attract venture capital to startups; and the percentage of jobs in 20 fast-growing tech sectors.
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