Forbes Ranks Austin as #1 Tech Hub
Fueled by an explosion in high-tech job growth, Austin is the No. 1 city in America for overall tech job creation over the past decade, according to the latest Forbesranking.
The ranking was compiled from data showing changes between 2004 and 2014 in employment ratios for fields such as computer programming, semiconductor manufacturing and other high-tech fields as well as the growth overall of jobs in science, technology, engineering and mathematical (STEM) fields.
Nationwide, the high-tech employment sector grew by 31 percent between 2004 and 2014, according to Forbes. STEM employment expanded by 11.4 percent in that time frame.
Austin is far outstripping that, with whopping tech industry growth of 74 percent between 2004 and 2014.