Move over Silicon Valley. The current tech boom is not just in the Bay Area, and some unlikely cities are gaining traction as key hubs.
While places like San Francisco, New York City and Austin, Texas, are often cited as thriving tech areas, other areas are gaining ground.
“These are areas that for the most part have a cheap cost of living and are major company hubs,” said AJ Smith, a spokeswoman for the financial advice tech startup SmartAsset.
Because every major company and government agency has a growing demand for skilled tech workers, more cities are attracting tech talent, she said.
“That is how these places become tech hubs,” Smith added.