New study: Dallas-area ranks near top for high-tech growth

by Steve Brown | Staff Writer
The Dallas Morning News 
The Dallas-area is ranked third in the country for high-tech jobs according to a new report by commercial real estate firm JLL.
Only California’s Silicon Valley and the Boston area have more high-tech workers, the firm’s new U.S. High Technology Outlook found.
JLL estimates that the Dallas area has more than 142,000 high-tech jobs – most of them in computer systems design and product manufacturing.
About 8 percent of the Dallas-area’s total workforce is in high-tech, JLL said.
Most of the local jobs are located in Far North Dallas, the Richardson-Plano area and Las Colinas.
“Continued high-tech growth is forecast due to Dallas’ low cost of doing business, aggressive company recruiting efforts, low cost of living compared to many high-tech markets, and high quality of life,” the report concludes.
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