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4 alternative cities for finding a great tech job

No one said you had to move to San Francisco or New York to work in tech. Here are other four cities to consider.

Let's say you're looking for a job in tech, but you're not interested in moving to New York or California. No worries - you've got lots of options, north, south, east and west.

For one, there's Provo, Utah, if you still want to be a bit out West. It's one of the cities live on Google Fiber, and has one of the highest concentration of tech companies in the country, according to the Utah Technology Council.

Second, there's Nashville, Tennessee. Growth in this southern "it" city is bananas. In fact, Forbes ranked it 6th for job growth in the country. Plus, the entrepreneurship scene is strong.

Third, if you're wanting to head north, there's Detroit, Michigan. Fortune reported not long ago that if you hop on Dice.com on any given day, you can find at least a thousand IT job listings. Tech job growth is twice the national average.

And fourth, Raleigh, North Carolina. There's a lot happening in tech in general in North Carolina but especially in Research Triangle Park, or RTP, which is comprised of Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill. Raliegh is the epicenter and it even made Forbes' list of cities adding the most information jobs.

And there you go: Four cities you might have not been thinking about for your next tech job.

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Erin Carson is a Staff Writer for TechRepublic. She covers the impact of social media in business and the ways technology is transforming the future of work.

7 comments
David Lau
David Lau

Err.. when is NYC considered a tech hub? Maybe if you consider wallstreet backoffice is high tech.

Ernie Butcher
Ernie Butcher

Ann Arbor,MI is a good place to be. Quite a few California based companies have offices here such as Google and Barracuda. Also the home of great tech startups like Duo Security and Olark. Don't forget Arbor Networks one of the nations largest network security firms.

James Donelson
James Donelson

Certainly Not DC...they cant even understand simple HDD tech.

Carlos Colon
Carlos Colon

Phoenix AZ is booming and cost of living is great

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