Orlando the Top City in North America for Tech Talent Growth, Says CBRE
ORLANDO, FLA. — Orlando has topped CBRE’s list of tech talent momentum markets in the firm’s annual Scoring Tech Talent Report, which measures growth and acceleration in 50 cities across the United States and Canada. Over the two-year period from 2017-2018, the tech talent labor force in Orlando grew 14.1 percent compared with the previous two-year period. According to the study, San Diego and Chicago were the second and third fastest growing cities with 10.2 percent and 8 percent increases from 2017-2018, respectively. Cleveland (7.9 percent) and Long Island, N.Y. (7.1 percent) round out the top five growing markets. CBRE also found that the number of students completing tech degrees in Orlando increased 59.1 percent from 2013 to 2017, a year in which 2,744 students completed such degrees in Orlando. The report found that the 10 fastest-growing markets increased their tech labor pools between 33 and 54 percent over the past five years.