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Tech and the Workplace – Part 2

September 16, 2015

The second post in our tech series highlights recent reports to show which markets are best for tech, and where the tech talent pool exists and is developing. As the tech industry continues to boom, where will these employees choose to house their businesses and earn a living?
According to a recent CBRE report, the talent pool of tech workers clusters around specific markets. Obvious markets like San Francisco and Washington, DC are well established and continue to thrive. Not surprisingly the characteristics that define these markets and their populations include gender diversity, a high level of education, and a large presence of Millenials. CBRE created a score card for both large and small markets and ranked them based on metrics that include the size and concentration of the tech talent pool. Many markets on their list may come as a surprise.
So, what do these findings have to do with office space? Tech talent growth is driving the need for office space, and both the large and small office space markets are ready to meet the demands. Below are five markets we think you’ll find most interesting, and you can view the full list here.

New York, NY
Austin, TX
Charlotte, NC
Salt Lake City, UT
Columbus, OH

What do you think? Are one of these markets the next Silicon Valley? Tweet to us and tell us!

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