April 19, 2017
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Austin, TX came in first place on Savills’ list of 22 cities in the world that are “at the forefront of the global tech industry.” The report defines the top cities, which included Boston, San Francisco and London, as those that are “at the top of global shopping lists for tech companies looking for space in which to locate.”
The report used five factors in determining top tech cities, including the tech and business environments, city buzz and wellness, talent pool and housing affordability. Though San Francisco (which came in second place) did beat Austin when it came to job creation, the report went on to note that real estate affordability and quality of life were the main factors that helped the Texas city attract talent.
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