A CBRE study measuring LinkedIn data from September 2019 to September 2020 showed that Seattle is leading the nation in net tech talent gain, up 7.6%. The company attributed the growth to the quality of life and high concentration of tech firms in the area, among other reasons. Growing tech hub Austin finished in second place with 3.6% growth, and the San Francisco Bay Area was third with 2.8%.
“For the last four-plus years, Seattle has been one of the preferred North American destinations for tech talent,” stated Michael Dash, vice chairman with CBRE in Seattle. “With the current level of migration to Seattle this past year from more expensive and established tech-centric markets…it reaffirms that Seattle will continue to be a place where technology companies will look to grow and expand.”