Houston Leads U.S. Cities As Tech Job Creator
by: Andrew Schneider, January 11, 2012 9:01:00 pm
Houston beat out San Jose’s Silicon Valley to claim first place. The Bayou City added 165,000 technology, engineering and support jobs in 2011. That’s an increase of nearly 150% over 2010.
Heidi Golledge is CyberCoders’ CEO and co-founder.
“Definitely Houston has had great strongholds in industries such as energy, but what we’ve found is that the companies are now coming into the later technology and building customs software to support energy companies, as well as start up energy companies going out and consulting with companies and improving their technology and engineering as well.”
Houston isn’t the only Texas city that made the top ten. Dallas ranked fourth. Its 27% rise in tech jobs put it just ahead of fifth-place San Francisco, though well behind Philadelphia at number three.