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Cybercities: The Definitive Analysis of the High-Technology Industry in the Nation’s Top 60 Cities
TechAmerica Foundation is proud to present Cybercities 2010: The Definitive Analysis of the High-Technology Industry in the Nation’s Top 60 Cities. This report examines the high-tech industry in the largest metropolitan areas focusing on high-tech employment, wages, establishments, payroll, employment concentration, and wage differential.
The report also delves into the 16 sectors that comprise TechAmerica Foundation’s definition of the high-tech industry for these 60 cities.
Cybercities 2010 is a sister publication to TechAmerica Foundation’s annual Cyberstates report, which for 13 straight years has examined these high-tech industry factors across all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico.
- The New York metropolitan statistical area, which includes counties from New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania, led the nation in high-tech employment, with 317,000 tech workers in 2009, the most recent data available at the metropolitan level.
- Washington, DC, which includes counties from three states and the District of Columbia, ranked second with 293,000 tech industry workers in 2009.
- San Jose/Silicon Valley, the heart of the tech industry, while not as large a metro area as New York or Washington, DC, was the third largest cybercity by number of tech industry jobs. In this report, San Jose/Silicon Valley, San Francisco, and Oakland are all considered to be separate cybercities.
- Boston and Dallas-Fort Worth completed the list of the nation’s top five cybercities by employment, with 219,800 and 174,800 tech industry workers in 2009, respectively.
- San Jose/Silicon Valley had the nation’s highest concentration of tech workers with almost one in three private sector jobs in the technology industry.
- Huntsville ranked second by concentration of tech workers with 23 percent of its private sector workforce in the tech industry.
- Boulder, Durham, and Palm Bay-Melbourne, FL rounded out the top five cybercities by concentration of high-tech workers with 22, 17, and 15 percent of their private sector workforce in the tech industry in 2009, respectively.
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