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North America’s High-Tech Economy - Milken Institute Ranking


North America’s High-Tech Economy: The Geography of Knowledge-Based Industries ranks the top high-tech centers in the U.S., Canada and Mexico in their ability to grow and sustain thriving high-tech industries.


The top 25 markets are listed on the left, showing the 2007 and 2003 rankings. An interactive map of the metros is directly below and scroll down for a full listing of all 393 high-tech centers ranked.


Data is also available for each of the 19 specific high-tech industries. Click here for industry specific data.


The full report and executive summary of North America's High-Tech Economy: The Geography of Knowledge-Based Industries is available for free download after registration.




Top 25 High Tech Metropolitan Areas

2007 2003 Metropolitan Area

1 1 San Jose-Sunnyvale, CA (MSA)

2 3 Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA (MD)

3 2 Cambridge-Newton, MA (MD)

4 5 Washington-Arlington, DC-VA-MD

5 4 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA

6 6 Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX (MD)

7 7 San Diego-Carlsbad, CA (MSA)

8 11 Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA (MD)

9 9 New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ

10 8 San Francisco-San Mateo, CA (MD)

11 13 Philadelphia, PA (MD)

12 12 Atlanta-Sandy Springs, GA (MSA)

13 10 Edison, NJ (MD)

14 14 Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL (MD)


16 15 Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA (MD)

17 18 Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN-WI (MSA)

18 17 Denver-Aurora, CO (MSA)


20 16 Austin-Round Rock, TX (MSA)

21 21 Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX (MSA)

22 29 Huntsville, AL (MSA)

23 20 Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ (MSA)

24 31 Wichita, KS (MSA)

25 23 Bethesda-Gaithersburg, MD (MD)



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