Nashville Continues Growth As Leading Tech Jobs City
Nashville's tech job growth continues to outpace many of its peer cities, according to a new study published by CBRE. With a nearly 23 percent growth rate in high-tech jobs between 2012 and 2014, Nashville is the fifth fastest-growing market for tech jobs in the U.S.
The report also projects that Nashville's potential as a hub for tech jobs has not yet reached its peak. There are currently approximately 1,500 available tech jobs in Middle Tennessee, including in-demand positions such as software developers, engineers, analysts and system administrators. The health care, advanced manufacturing and finance industries remain robust job creators in the Nashville region.
With 68 percent tech industry job growth between 2004 and 2014, Nashville comes in at No. 8 in Forbes' April survey of cities creating the most tech jobs. Nashville was also listed as an "up-and-coming" tech scene in a study published by ZipRecruiter in July.
“The tech movement has affected Nashville’s real estate ecosystem, as landlords are adopting creative-minded workplaces to appeal to tech and creative tenants, redeveloping secondary spaces and warehouses, for example,” said Stephen Kulinski, managing director for CBRE’s Nashville office. “The demand for creative space is on the rise as more tech companies and tech talent choose Nashville."
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