In the company of tech-hubs including Austin, Boston, and San Jose, Fortune ranked Hartford the #4 metro-area for jobs in technology.
The Brookings Institution studied a database of computer skills (from database entry to coding software) used in various occupations, then made a map of “digital scores” for U.S. metropolitan areas.
Researchers from Brookings ranked cities’ scores from 2002, then looked at how much each of those cities had improved as of 2016. They found that, in general, the cities whose scores used to be lowest have been closing the gap with the ones that used to be stronger, as technology infiltrates all kinds of occupations, from nursing to construction work.
People benefit from “living and working in the right place,” says Mark Muro, a senior fellow at Brookings. “That’s always been true, but digital technologies have really amplified that effect.”
Read the entire article, Technology Is Everywhere. Tech Jobs? Not So Much.