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The next big tech hub is…

Nashville has a small but rapidly growing tech sector, which is currently constrained by a scarcity of workers skilled in IT infrastructure, web programming, artificial intelligence, and software engineering management, according to the LinkedIn Workforce Report. In fact, the Tennessee capital has the biggest skills shortage for software engineering management in the US. Fortunately, Music City is attracting talent in droves and is currently eighth on LinkedIn’s list of cities attracting the most workers. The biggest sources for workers moving to Nashville: Chicago, Knoxville, and New York City.

“Nashville has been the recipient of 30 percent growth in tech companies between 2010 and 2015, making the city the country’s fourth-largest tech hub.” There has been a noticeable shift in where tech companies are choosing to call home. – Robin Freeman Burton

It’s quite obviously Los Angeles itself. Tech workers like good weather in a hospitable climate, coupled with nice salaries. I don’t see Nashville (or even NH) offering close to what Greater Los Angeles (DTLA, Silicon Beach, Pasadena) can offer. – Gary Declan Coyle

Tech firms are increasingly bypassing celebrated tech centers like Northern California’s Silicon Valley and New York City’s Silicon Alley in favor of cities which are not typically associated with the technology sector, such as Cleveland, New Orleans, Austin, Nashville, and Raleigh-Durham, NC. – Smaller U.S. Cities Joining Technology Boom

We never thought it could happen to us. When Boeing announced in 2009 the opening of a new plant in South Carolina instead of Seattle, manufacturing was heading out of Seattle, but technology companies were flooding in: Google opened its first engineering office in 2004, followed by Facebook in 2010, Apple and Dropbox in 2014, Uber in 2015, and Airbnb in 2016. – Why Even Software Companies Can’t Afford Seattle Anymore 

Today, Austin Ventures general partners Chris Pacitti and John Thornton, along with former Bain consultant Sam Kentor, announced that they are launching a new firm, Elsewhere Partners, to invest in companies outside of the traditional venture capital hubs of New York, Boston, and San Francisco. – Elsewhere Partners launches to invest in software startups outside the coastal hubs


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