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techsuch May 9, 2021 0 Comments

Tech Cities In Texas Are The Fastest Growing In The U.S.Downtown Houston Katie Haugland/FlickrMaybe it’s the climate, the low taxes,or the general friendliness, but whatever it is, Texas is king when it comesto attracting population growth in the United States. According to recentlyreleased Census Bureau data, three of the top five fastest growing cities arein Texas, largely thanks to the booming tech industry that has emerged in theLone Star State. But even outside of Texas, many of the fastest growing citiesby population are hotbeds of technological innovation, headed by none otherthan New York, whose Silicon Alley is fast rivaling California’s SiliconValley.Much like Glassdoor’s recently released list of the 25 Best Cities for Jobs, acommon thread amongst the most attractive locations seems to be what theyoffer in the way of career opportunities. And no industry seems hotter rightnow than the tech industry. While the brogrammers of San Francisco, MenloPark, and Mountainview have long held a monopoly on the tech spotlight, anumber of other cities are giving northern California a run for its money.Right behind New York City, which added 52,700 people to its total headcountover the last year, is Houston, Texas, whose total population, starting from alower base than the Big Apple, grew by a staggering 35,700 to 2.2 million.While this major Texas city may traditionally elicit images of big oil andenergy companies, there are a number of young startups heating up the scene.After all, let’s not forget that NASA’s Johnson Space Center is located inHouston.At number four (after Los Angeles) stands Austin, Texas, whose burgeoning techscene has been making headlines for quite some time, and which hosts theannual SXSW conference that draws tech talent from across the country andaround the world to the Texas capital. Indeed, Austin’s trendy image and techmagnetism have been drawing people consistently since 2010 — in the last fouryears, Austin’s population has grown by 100,000, which as CNN points out, ismore than the total number of people who moved to San Francisco andPhiladelphia combined.Rounding out the top five for Texas is San Antonio, which saw just under25,000 people settle down last year. The seemingly soft-spoken neighbor toAustin, San Antonio is quickly becoming a hub for biotechnology andcybersecurity firms, which are becoming all the more important in anincreasingly data-driven and interconnected online environment.As a Texas native, my bias towards my home state is clear. But if the CensusBureau is any indication, I’m not alone in thinking that the Lone Star Stateis winning over hearts and minds, with bodies following suit.#### Editors’ Recommendations

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