• The Midwest has experienced significant growth in the high-tech sector, with multiple markets ranked highly for high-tech job growth, low cost of living and doing business, highly skilled and educated workers at a lower premium than higher cost markets, and affordable (though increasing) office rents. Midwest markets offer a legitimate alternative to Silicon Valley and other traditional major tech markets for both start-ups and more established tech firms.

  • Five Midwest markets (Indianapolis, Cincinnati, Chicago, Kansas City, and Minneapolis/St. Paul) rank in the top 20 nationally for high-tech job growth rate over the last 5 years.