The Sunshine State is the brand new Silicon Valley.
Florida solidified its standing as a nationwide tech hub final 12 months — including extra new firms within the sector than every other state.
Based on a report from the trade group CompTIA, Florida added 2,715 tech companies final 12 months — forward of each Texas and California.
Florida had the second-highest variety of tech jobs added final 12 months at 10,522 — second to Texas which gained 10,851 positions.
A lot of Florida’s tech progress was concentrated in Miami, which added 2,072 positions within the discipline final 12 months.
New York — which nonetheless ranks third within the variety of complete tech jobs behind California and Texas — didn’t make the highest 10 in both class, CompTIA discovered.
Pushed by rising prices and difficult tax buildings, established tech firms and startups have been wanting exterior of conventional enterprise facilities in recent times.
Trade analysts have additionally attributed tech booms in Florida, Texas and different states to the institution of distant employment through the COVID-19 pandemic.
Regardless of this flight, California nonetheless reigned comfortably as the most important tech employer within the nation with 1.4 million jobs final 12 months, in response to the examine.
Texas was second with 790,000, New York third at 506,000 and Florida fourth at 446,000, the report confirmed.
The ascent of each Florida and Texas within the tech realm has been accompanied by inhabitants surges in each states.
Florida added 211,000 residents in 2021 whereas Texas elevated by 310,000, in response to new U.S. Census information.
California shed 262,000 residents final 12 months whereas New York’s inhabitants shrank by 400,000.
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has leveraged Florida’s progress — each by way of inhabitants and financial system — in touting his Tallahassee tenure.