The US’ Fastest Growing Technology Metropolises

Explore which cities' technology workforces have grown the fastest.

Timocin (Timo) Pervane, Bryony Henry
Timocin (Timo) Pervane
Partner, Oliver Wyman
As leader of the Oliver Wyman Forum’s City Readiness initiative, Timocin Pervane leads a team focused on enabling cities to prosper in an age of unprecedented urbanization and technological innovation. He currently resides with his family in his hometown of Boston but has also enjoyed being an urban citizen in cities as varied as London, Munich, Brussels, Istanbul, Beijing, and Washington D.C.
Timocin.Pervane@oliverwyman.com
Bryony Henry
Associate, Oliver Wyman
As a member of the Oliver Wyman Forum’s City Readiness initiative, Bryony Henry focuses on analyzing data and trends that will shape cities’ futures. Bryony has worked and lived in a number of cities around the world, most recently returning to London after working in San Francisco last year.
Bryony.Henry@oliverwyman.com

Amazon is setting up two new headquarters in New York city and Arlington, Virginia. Google is doubling the size of its New York city presence. Apple will invest $1 billion a new campus in Austin, Texas.

Our research shows that the technology workforces in mid-sized cities with populations of between 1-3 million people like Austin have grown faster than those in megacities like New York with populations of more than 3 million people over the last decade.

Explore which cities have grown the fastest below.

Tap below to explore which cities have grown the fastest.
2007-2017
+24.77%
Tech Jobs
1,196,610
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA
33%
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL
30%
Bay Area (Silicon Valley)
29%
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Pal, FL
29%
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ
29%
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX
27%
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA
27%
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX
26%
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI
26%
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV
24%
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD
23%
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA
23%
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA
22%
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI
22%
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA
22%
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI
20%
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH
19%
2007-2017
+26.53%
Tech Jobs
563,570
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL
36%
Austin-Round Rock, TX
33%
Tucson, AZ
33%
Salt Lake City, UT
31%
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA
30%
Jacksonville, FL
30%
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO
29%
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX
29%
Pittsburgh, PA
29%
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD
28%
Columbus, OH
28%
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC
28%
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC
27%
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA
27%
Cleveland-Elyria, OH
27%
Raleigh, NC
27%
Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY
26%
St. Louis, MO-IL
25%
Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN
25%
Richmond, VA
25%
Birmingham-Hoover, AL
25%
Rochester, NY
25%
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV
24%
Kansas City, MO-KS
24%
Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN
24%
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI
24%
Oklahoma City, OK
24%
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI
24%
Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN
22%
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA
20%
Memphis, TN-MS-AR
20%
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT
20%
New Orleans-Metairie, LA
19%
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN
18%
2007-2017
+23.16%
Tech Jobs
383,010
Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL
41%
Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL
35%
Colorado Springs, CO
33%
Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, FL
33%
Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO
32%
Provo-Orem, UT
31%
Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA
31%
Charleston-North Charleston, SC
29%
Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA
28%
Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL
28%
Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA
28%
Albuquerque, NM
27%
Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR
27%
Akron, OH
27%
Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA
27%
Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC
26%
Ogden-Clearfield, UT
26%
Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton, PA
25%
Dayton, OH
24%
Springfield, MA
24%
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA
24%
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY
23%
Syracuse, NY
23%
Toledo, OH
23%
Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC
23%
Bakersfield, CA
22%
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ
22%
Columbia, SC
22%
Boise City, ID
22%
Portland-South Portland, ME
22%
Madison, WI
21%
Wichita, KS
21%
Worcester, MA-CT
20%
Baton Rouge, LA
20%
Greensboro-High Point, NC
20%
Jackson, MS
20%
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC
19%
Chattanooga, TN-GA
19%
Tulsa, OK
18%
Fresno, CA
18%
Knoxville, TN
18%
McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX
18%
El Paso, TX
18%
Winston-Salem, NC
17%
Modesto, CA
17%
New Haven-Milford, CT
15%
Lancaster, PA
15%
Stockton-Lodi, CA
14%
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA
13%
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT
11%
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Definition of Tech Jobs
Software developers, applications
Computer systems analysts
Software developers, systems software
Computer and information systems managers
Computer programmers
Source
Oliver Wyman analysis. Cities ranked by population; source Global Data 2007-2017. Technology employment figures source US Bureau of Labor Statistics 2007-2017
Notes
The city list used excludes those which:
Changed met area boundaries between 2007 and 2017
Did not record any tech employment as per the definition used in this analysis (Average compound annual growth rate from 2007-2017)

Timocin (Timo) Pervane

Partner, Oliver Wyman

As leader of the Oliver Wyman Forum’s City Readiness initiative, Timocin Pervane leads a team focused on enabling cities to prosper in an age of unprecedented urbanization and technological innovation. He currently resides with his family in his hometown of Boston but has also enjoyed being an urban citizen in cities as varied as London, Munich, Brussels, Istanbul, Beijing, and Washington D.C.

Bryony Henry

Associate, Oliver Wyman

As a member of the Oliver Wyman Forum’s City Readiness initiative, Bryony Henry focuses on analyzing data and trends that will shape cities’ futures. Bryony has worked and lived in a number of cities around the world, most recently returning to London after working in San Francisco last year.