23 Jun Madison named ‘Tech’s most resilient hub’ by LinkedIn
Programmed to win: 10 cities where tech strength defies the pandemic
This analysis focuses on the pool of tech and engineering talent in each metro area, defined mainly by the job functions on members’ LinkedIn profiles. These range from information technology and software development to mechanical, civil, electrical, chemical and bio engineering.
The top-10 list highlights the urban areas where tech hubs lately have been most resilient, relative to total population size. Results range from 4.6% growth in the tech talent pool for top-ranked Madison, Wis., to about break-even for No. 10 Denver.
Many of these metros are bolstered by local universities with strong engineering programs. In addition to Pittsburgh, other examples include Madison (University of Wisconsin), No. 3 Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill, N.C. (Duke, UNC and NC State) and No. 6 Austin (University of Texas).