CHICAGO, Nov. 18, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- TechInsurance, the nation's leading online insurance agency for IT businesses, today published Best Places to Live for Tech Entrepreneurs, a study featuring 30 US cities besides San Francisco and Manhattan that offer excellent opportunities for tech entrepreneurs.
"There's no shortage of lists ranking tech cities for things like VC funding and IPOs," said Ted Devine, CEO of TechInsurance. "But they don't tell you much about what it's like day to day as a tech business owner. Our study starts with hard data from the BLS, but it also considers intangibles like community support. We were really pleased to see cities like San Antonio and Detroit come up alongside heavy hitters like Austin and Boston."
Employment in IT is expected to grow 13.1 percent by 2024, making it one of the fastest-growing industries tracked by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. In addition, nearly 40 percent of small businesses planned to increase spending on IT services this year, presenting opportunities for IT professionals to start new ventures.
The Best Places to Live report includes input from local tech influencers and business owners on the ground in each city. Presented as an interactive map, it allows readers to click on cities to discover fun facts and read about each city's tech scene. It also includes a closer look at startups in five cities and how their owners are moving the tech community forward.
The report groups cities according to the type of lifestyle a tech entrepreneur might enjoy by moving there:
- Best Nightlife
- Best Places to Raise a Family
- Best Places if You're on a Budget
- Best Places if You Love the Outdoors
- Best Places for Beach Bums
- Best Places if You Love a Comeback Story
- Best Community Vibe
- Best Places for Foodies
To visit the report online and use the interactive map, go to http://www.techinsurance.com/resources/best-places-to-live.
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