Chicago: the tech hub of the Midwest?

Chicago ranked sixth in the nation among the top 20 markets for tech job growth over the past two years, according to new data. The city added almost 12,000 jobs in the tech sector between 2011 and 2013.

From Crain’s Chicago Business:

The city logged 19.3 percent growth in jobs at tech companies between 2011 and 2013, keeping pace with its 19.7 percent growth between 2010 and 2012, when it was the fifth-fastest growing. That topped such hot spots as Seattle (16.9 percent), Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina (16.8 percent), and Boston (15.7 percent).

The Chicagoland Chamber is a strong supporter of emerging tech companies, as their success will attract investment in the city and create jobs for the future.

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