Chicago beats even Silicon Valley in tech-job growth


Chicago was one of the fastest-growing cities for tech jobs coming out of the recession.

The number of tech jobs in the city rose 25.8 percent between 2010 and 2013, according to a report on the nation’s top tech markets by commercial real estate firm CBRE. That was the third-best showing among the nation’s 10 markets with the largest number of tech jobs.

Seattle had the highest tech-job growth in the top 10 at 37.3 percent, followed by Houston at 26.4 percent.

Chicago, the nation’s third-most-populous city, had the fifth-most tech jobs of any U.S. city—133,170, according to CBRE, or about 3.5 percent of all jobs. READ MORE