Silicon Valley is Still on Top, But Look Who’s Catching Up

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CBRE’s annual Scoring Tech Talent report, which uses 13 metrics such as population trends and education levels, has ranked North America’s top 20 tech markets.

That’s who is on top now, but who’s climbing the rankings fastest? CBRE also released data on “momentum markets,” unveiling the 10 regions with the hottest startup trajectories. Charlotte and Nashville, which saw tech talent growth rate increases of 75 percent and 68 percent, respectively, topped this year’s list.

The Top 20 Tech Markets in North America: Ranked

The top 10-ranked momentum markets and their associated tech talent growth rates were:

1. Charlotte, NC – 74.7%
2. Nashville, TN – 67.9%
3. SF Bay Area, CA – 61.5%
4. Baltimore, MD – 61.4%
5. Oklahoma City, OK – 59.0%
6. Phoenix, AZ – 58.1%
7. Austin, TX – 51.8%
8. Tampa, FL – 50.9%
9. Seattle, WA – 50.2%
10. Vancouver, BC – 50.1%

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