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Scoring Tech Talent in North America: Columbus Takes Top Spot

Columbus ranked No. 1 among similar sized metros thanks to cost of living and a Top 10 concentration of millennials.

Jul 14, 2021 // By CBRE
The Columbus Region is a top region for technology companies

Technology companies were some of the most resilient throughout COVID-19 and are now preparing for high-paced growth. In Scoring Tech Talent, CBRE explores what markets have the biggest tech talent pools—and what markets are seeing the biggest growth.

Tech talent workforce growth in 2020 slowed significantly from its 4.1% rate in 2019 yet emerged as one of the most resilient sectors during the COVID-19 pandemic. But between migration trends and a new, fast-paced growth in 2021, the best tech talent job markets are changing—and it has implications for workforce and real estate decisions.

CBRE’s annual Scoring Tech Talent report is intended to serve as a resource for decision-making and success in building tech talent teams to fulfill critical business and innovation objectives in the years ahead.

What’s in the Report

Scoring Tech Talent is a comprehensive analysis of labor market conditions, cost and quality in North America for highly skilled tech workers.

The top 50 markets in the U.S. and Canada are ranked according to their competitive advantages and appeal to both employers and tech talent employees. Twenty-five additional North American tech talent markets are also analyzed, as well as 10 up-and-coming Latin American markets.

Read more about where Columbus ranks for technology expertise and download the report here.


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