Memphis has been named in the top 10 cities in the country in terms of growth in Tech jobs. The report comes from Forbes using data from a research group. It’s important to note the job growth was in tech companies but also workers doing STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) jobs in other sectors as well. Many of the usual suspects are found in this list as well, but Memphis’ growth noted in particular.
“The other top cities on our growth list all tend to be emerging tech centers… Memphis, whose 35% tech growth since 2012 is due mostly to significant recent growth in engineering services.”
This isn’t the first time Memphis has been named for it’s recent surge in tech growth. Here are just a few examples:
- President Obama including Memphis in the innovative TechHires program
- The high-profile move of Detroit’s successful TechTown initiative director to Memphis
- In schools, the LITE program from a TFA alum is teaching students how to problem solve and innovate.
- There were even a handful of these jobs based in Memphis we wrote about recently
- The grassroots effort to teach coding to our young girls from the folks at Black Girls Code.
Finally, there’s the google fiber petition that has continued to accrew signatures. It’s now just a a few thousand away from hitting 10,000 which google has pledged to provide a response of some sort. Sign it here now and do your part to help the momentum gain even more speed.