Get breaking news alerts via email

Click here to manage your alerts
SLC ranks high as tech job hot spot

First Published May 18 2012 07:32 am • Last Updated May 18 2012 06:59 pm

In yet another "best-of" list in Forbes, the business publication has named Salt Lake City the fourth-best city in the nation for technology jobs.

Citing such tech companies as Adobe, Electronic Arts and Twitter, the magazine and website stated Salt Lake City has become an attractive tech sector destination for its "lower taxes, more flexible regulatory environment, a well-educated, multilingual workforce and spectacular nearby natural amenities."

Join the Discussion
Post a Comment

The publication also cited the state’s reasonable housing prices, claiming that three-quarters of residents can afford a medium-priced house while only 45 percent of those living in San Francisco can.

According to an analysis by the magazine, Salt Lake City had a 31 percent growth in tech employment in the last 10 years and 7.6 percent growth in the last two years.

In the survey, the Seattle/Tacoma/Bellevue market was ranked No. 1 while the Washington/Arlington/Alexandria area was second. San Diego/Carlsbad/San Marcos was ranked third, and Baltimore was fifth.

The study measured employment growth in high-tech sectors such as software, data processing and Internet publishing, as well as in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

The announcement comes just several days after Provo-based software company, Qualtrics, Inc., announced it received $70 million in venture capital from two California firms that will help create 250 new jobs.

Earlier this month, Forbes also ranked Salt Lake City third best big city for jobs after Austin/Round Rock/San Marcos, Texas, and Houston/Sugar Land/Baytown, Texas.


story continues below
story continues below

Google+: +Vincent Horiuchi

Copyright 2014 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Top Reader Comments Read All Comments Post a Comment
Click here to read all comments   Click here to post a comment

About Reader Comments

Reader comments on sltrib.com are the opinions of the writer, not The Salt Lake Tribune. We will delete comments containing obscenities, personal attacks and inappropriate or offensive remarks. Flagrant or repeat violators will be banned. If you see an objectionable comment, please alert us by clicking the arrow on the upper right side of the comment and selecting "Flag comment as inappropriate". If you've recently registered with Disqus or aren't seeing your comments immediately, you may need to verify your email address. To do so, visit disqus.com/account.
See more about comments here.
Staying Connected
Contests and Promotions
  • Search Obituaries
  • Place an Obituary

  • Search Cars
  • Search Homes
  • Search Jobs
  • Search Marketplace
  • Search Legal Notices

  • Other Services
  • Advertise With Us
  • Subscribe to the Newspaper
  • Access your e-Edition
  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • Contact a newsroom staff member
  • Access the Trib Archives
  • Privacy Policy
  • Missing your paper? Need to place your paper on vacation hold? For this and any other subscription related needs, click here or call 801.204.6100.