Special Report

Cities With the Fastest Growing High-Tech Sectors

5. Greeley, CO
> High-tech industry growth, 2015-2020: +30.8% (+1,368 jobs)
> Avg. annual high-tech pay: $139,367 (2.5 times more than MSA avg.)
> Adults with bachelor’s degree or higher: 27.6%
> Fastest growing high-tech industry: Pharmaceutical and medicine manufacturing (+421.4% growth)

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4. Austin-Round Rock, TX
> High-tech industry growth, 2015-2020: +32.2% (+12,123 jobs)
> Avg. annual high-tech pay: $156,335 (2.2 times more than MSA avg.)
> Adults with bachelor’s degree or higher: 46.0%
> Fastest growing high-tech industry: Other information services (+188.6% growth)

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3. Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL
> High-tech industry growth, 2015-2020: +39.4% (+2,399 jobs)
> Avg. annual high-tech pay: $185,011 (3.7 times more than MSA avg.)
> Adults with bachelor’s degree or higher: 31.6%
> Fastest growing high-tech industry: Scientific research and development services (+77.7% growth)

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2. Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL
> High-tech industry growth, 2015-2020: +41.6% (+10,356 jobs)
> Avg. annual high-tech pay: $106,139 (1.9 times more than MSA avg.)
> Adults with bachelor’s degree or higher: 30.9%
> Fastest growing high-tech industry: Software publishers (+126.3% growth)

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1. Bend-Redmond, OR
> High-tech industry growth, 2015-2020: +64.8% (+2,280 jobs)
> Avg. annual high-tech pay: $133,744 (2.5 times more than MSA avg.)
> Adults with bachelor’s degree or higher: 37.2%
> Fastest growing high-tech industry: Management of companies and enterprises (+237.3% growth)

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