Seattle ranks No. 1 in new report measuring U.S. cities on highly valued tech skills
A report from Cities on the Tech Frontier announced Seattle as the American city with the best technology talent, placing it above hubs like Silicon Valley and Austin.
The report, published by research company Burning Glass Institute, gathered data on over 65 million American employees to determine its rankings. Scores were based on technology worker concentration and available sought-after skills like machine learning. As a home to innovative giants like the University of Washington, Microsoft and Amazon, the city has no shortage of tech knowledge or talent.
“Seattle’s strength isn’t just in numbers. Its workers lead the pack in having the most cutting-edge skills, and that lead is growing, with Microsoft, Amazon, and other local companies making huge investments in the AI technologies reshaping the tech sector,” said Stuart Andreason, Burning Glass Institute’s managing director of workforce innovation.