Portland ranks in top 10 of national tech cities


Real estate firm JLL listed Rose City as the 8th best high-tech hub in the nation.

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Real estate firm JLL listed Rose City as the 8th best high-tech hub in the nation.

The elements examined for the ranking include employment growth, high-tech office employment concentration, market dynamism, innovation and investment trends. A major factor in Portland’s rise in the rankings came from the city’s “ market dynamism,” which translates to concentration of amenities, walkability, high-tech clustering and vibrancy of the broader market beyond office space.

Here’s how the Top 10 high-tech cities and areas shake out, according to JLL’s 2014 office outlook:

  1. San Francisco
  2. Seattle-Bellevue
  3. Silicon Valley
  4. New York
  5. Austin
  6. East Bay (or San Francisco Bay Area)
  7. Boston
  8. Portland
  9. Chicago
  10. Dallas

Read more at Portland Business Journal




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