You may think of San Francisco and New York as a couple of the hottest places to move if you work in technology or want to land a job in the tech scene. Those cities are worth a look if you have your sights solely set on firmly established places.
If, however, you’re open to living and working in areas with emerging landscapes, these locations may be for you.
1. Charlotte, North Carolina
Many people think of Charlotte as a hub for life sciences, but it’s getting more well-known for technology as a whole. In 2018, CompTIA named Charlotte its Top Tech Town in the U.S. Moreover, the report about the CompTIA designation mentioned there were 44,464 IT job postings between August 2017 and July 2018.
Put Charlotte on your list as well if you’re thinking about launching a startup. In January 2019, Charlotte hosted the Seed the South pitch competition, targeting all early-stage startups in the city. Although not reserved only for tech companies, this startup competition and others like it show that Charlotte is open to new ideas and companies — both of those things are good for the tech sector.
2. Austin, Texas
Austin aimed to become a tech hotbed several decades ago, …