CBRE, the commercial real estate firm, is out with its latest analysis of the 50 largest tech markets in the U.S. and Canada based on the number of professionals located there. The company then applied 13 metrics to further evaluate each market’s depths, vitality and attractiveness.
So, how does the Southeast region rank? Like so many things, it is in the proverbial eyes of the beholder. The highest ranked Southeastern U.S. city was Atlanta, not a surprise, unless you now consider Austin to qualify for Southeastern status due to its hometown university joining the SEC. (Just having a little fun!)
Raleigh-Durham comes in at #14 ;Charlotte at #27; two Florida cities (Orlando and Tampa) at #32 and #33 respectively; South Florida, which presumably includes Miami, at #37; Nashville at #41; and Jacksonville at #46. Two other more Mid-Atlantic cities made the list – Virginia Beach at #48 and Richmond at #50.
Here’s a link to the 146-page report.