Forbes: Indianapolis ranks high among American metropolitan areas in creating technology jobs

The Indianapolis skyline captured from the roof of The Tower residence hall, with the super moon, on Monday November 14, 2016.

According to a Forbes survey of American metropolitan areas, the Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson area ranks #5 in the country in creating high-tech jobs.

In the Forbes article, which you can read here, the authors write, “Another surprising up and comer is Indianapolis in fifth place. The share of STEM jobs in the local economy, 5%, is close to the national average but STEM employment is up 18% since 2006. Tech employment has grown rapidly, with the job count at tech companies up an impressive 68% since 2006, led by 1,700% growth at Internet-based businesses and 8,100 new jobs in custom programming and systems design.”

A gallery that outlines the methodology to determine rankings and highlights the top 15 metropolitan areas is available here.

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