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Which City Rates as Best Place to Work in Tech?

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For years now, tech professionals reportedly have been trading the San Francisco Bay Area for more inviting places to live. Where are they going?

The answer depends on who you ask. Recent data from MoveBuddha says the top five destinations for relocating Bay Area residents in 2020 were Texas, Washington, New York, Colorado, and Florida. A previous study that looked at San Francisco residents relocating to other cities put New York City, Los Angeles, Seattle, Brooklyn, Austin, and Chicago on top. And job search firm Dice says the top cities for tech employment these days are New York, San Francisco, Chicago, Atlanta, and Los Angeles.

People have a lot of love for the place where they choose to live, but differences did emerge. Austin, for example, came out on top as place where the local government makes an effort to help tech workers and companies thrive. New York is the best place for finding fellow techies to hang out with, and the San Francisco Bay Area still offers the most in terms of career opportunities.

From IEEE Spectrum
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