Florida and Texas are becoming the new tech hubs

Net tech employment in Texas and Florida grew twice as fast as it did in California in 2021, signaling a shift in the national tech landscape, reported The Wall Street Journal March 30. 

According to information-technology trade group CompTIA, tech jobs in Texas grew by 10,851 in 2021, and in Florida they grew by 10,522. Although California still owns the largest share of tech workers in the country, its tech workforce increased only by 5,165 in 2021. Dallas, Austin and Miami are the key hubs for the growth in the tech sector.

More affordable housing markets, a lower cost of living and access to more amenities and services are all reasons as to why tech workers are making the move. 

"Accelerated digitalization during the pandemic, combined with remote work, has meant more places have seen more tech-sector employment," Mark Muro, a senior fellow and policy director at Brookings, told the Journal. "What’s more, firms' insatiable need for digital talent has motivated many coastal firms to hire in the interior or move satellite offices there."

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