There are a lot of technology jobs in NC, VA and, even, Atlanta (GA). In NC, you have Charlotte with its banking industry, the RTP (Raleigh) area with the technology, drug and medical industries, in VA (around the DC area - just as in Maryland). Atlanta is still doing quite decent.
It just depends on what business articles you read. One will say a certain area is in the top 10 of something and a different business article in a competing magazine, paper, etc. will say different areas are in that same business top 10.
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