Dallas’ ongoing push to be recognized as one of the nation’s leading tech hubs took a public relations hit this week. A study from the Brookings Institution shows that the city bled a half-percent of its share of the country’s innovation sector jobs from 2005 through 2017.
It is in very good company. The study’s main takeaway: just five metros, all of them along the coasts, made gains among these high-paying, highly technical areas over the study’s 12-year period. They are Boston, San Francisco, San Jose, Seattle, and San Diego. A third of the country’s innovation jobs now reside in 16 counties.
“The share of those jobs shrank dramatically in would-be hubs such as Chicago, Durham, N.C., Philadelphia, Dallas and Wichita, researchers found, with the bottom 90 percent of U.S. metro areas collectively losing one-third of these positions in the same period,” wrote the Washington Post, summarizing the findings.Read More