Cincinnati Ranked as a Top City for Tech ProfessionalsJanuary 26, 2016
As reported by the Cincinnati Business Courier, Cincinnati is one of the best places for technology professionals, according to two new rankings.
Business blog DataFox ranks Cincinnati as No. 7 on its list of “10 Cities that are Secretly Great for Tech Grads,” while personal finance website WalletHub.com named Cincinnati the 17th best city for STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) professionals.
DataFox credited Cincinnati for its mix of startups and Fortune 500 firms that provide opportunities of all types of tech professionals.
“Its companies rank above the national average in management team quality, brand recognition and financial stability, three key qualities for those just coming out of college,” the ranking says. “And for those who want to make the leap to entrepreneurship, the city’s accelerators and incubators offer ongoing support as well as funding, which isn’t easy to find in highly competitive Silicon Valley.”
WalletHub took a more data-driven approach to its ranking, which analyzed 16 metrics to determine the top cities for STEM workers. Cincinnati was No. 10 for housing affordability, No. 14 for mathematics performance, No. 21 for unemployment rate for residents with a bachelor’s degree or higher and cost of living-adjusted annual median wage for STEM workers, No. 32 for STEM-employment growth, No. 38 for percentage of workers with STEM positions, No. 39 for quality of emerging universities and No. 40 for projected number of STEM jobs needed in 2020.
Moreover, local universities and EACC members Northern Kentucky University, University of Cincinnati and Miami University have placed emphasis on STEM education, further supporting the tri-state’s presence in the technology space.
Article adapted from the Cincinnati Business Courier.