If you’re a techno-savvy individual who’s looking for a new place to call home, you might want to take a look at the following cities. All five metros ranked very highly in the technology jobs department, as continued advancement in technological industries provides steady growth for employment. There are a few other cool things about these towns, too. In addition to being havens for tech workers, these five cities offer culture, activity, entertainment, education and so much more. So if you’re thinking of finding a new place to put your tech skills to work, be sure to do some research on these 5 Great Cities for Technology Professionals:
The capital of North Carolina, Raleigh was recently ranked the number one fastest-growing city for tech jobs. According to Dice.com, a technology career information site, the number of tech jobs in Raleigh grew 50% from March 2011 to March 2012. Nearby universities, a large banking presence and being part of the Research Triangle make Raleigh a great place to find tech jobs.
And after putting in a full day of programming, coding or offering tech support, why not hit the downtown scene for a drink or a show? With plenty of bars, clubs, pubs and live entertainment venues, Raleigh is sure to keep you busy when you’re away from your computer screen.
Ranked the #2 fastest-growing city for tech jobs by Dice, Richmond is home to the rapidly developing Virginia BioTechnology Research Park, which is a hub for biotechnology and pharmaceuticals. The area is also home to six Fortune 500 companies including CarMax, Genworth Financial and Altria Group (some of which are located just outside Richmond in neighboring cities). There’s also a strong banking and medical science presence. [Read more...]