North Florida's Premier Commercial & Residential Painting ServicesNorth Florida's Premier Commercial & Residential Painting Services

Top Cities for Tech Types in 2016

August 27, 2018

moody st bridge waltham Silicon Valley has long been considered the mecca for tech types in America and, perhaps, even internationally. But a new survey shows it's by far not the only locale that promises success for technology-oriented entrepreneurs, job seekers and investors. Aided by strong public-private partnerships, centralized hubs that foster connections and innovation, and capital provided by established businesses, a crop of cities outside the Golden State are proving new standouts for those looking to build IT companies and careers. Researchers recently conducted a survey that looked at nearly 20,000 private tech companies not based in California or New York, and at cities with at least 30 companies that meet those criteria. In choosing the most promising locales for IT, researchers considered financial stability, affordability, and tech business success and growth. Here's how the top 10 tech cities stacked up:

1. Waltham, MA

Finance Score: 68

Growth Score: 100

Overall Score: 100

2. Jacksonville, FL

Finance Score: 99

Growth Score: 42

Overall Score: 99

3. Provo, UT

Finance Score: 96

Growth Score: 85

Overall Score: 97

4. Overland Park, KS

Finance Score: 100

Growth Score: 22

Overall Score: 96

5. Irving, TX

Finance Score: 86

Growth Score: 91

Overall Score: 95

6. Redmond, WA

Finance Score: 91

Growth Score: 84

Overall Score: 92

7. Durham, NC

Finance Score: 77

Growth Score: 93

Overall Score: 89

8. Charleston, SC

Finance Score: 97

Growth Score: 54

Overall Score: 88

9. Milwaukee, WI

Finance Score: 95

Growth Score: 35

Overall Score: 86

10. Oklahoma City, OK

Finance Score: 85

Growth Score: 62

Overall Score: 85

If you're considering a move between the Washington, DC metro area and one of these tech-centric cities soon, call McKendree Moving & Storage 800-530-2626 to ensure a smooth move.

Ready to Move?

FREE No Obligation Moving Estimate

Loading Form..