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Top 25 Cities for Tech Jobs

Tania Khadder, Anna Hennings, Eric Dahl, Adam Starr, Alice Handley | InsideTech

April 30, 2009

#21. Charlotte, NC

Population: 716,874

Average Salary: $41,200

Cost of Living Rank (in a 1-100 list): 13

Average Commute Time: 24.5 minutes

Job Growth Rank (in a list of 372 Highest Growth Cities): 17

Unemployment Rate: 11.7

Wired Cities Rank: 20

Charlotte has become a fixture on recent “Best Places to Live” lists, thanks to its combination of affordable housing, low crime rates, and decent employment opportunities. Its location not far from the North Carolina research triangle in Raleigh-Durham puts it in great position to create (and retain) lots of tech jobs. Major companies headquartered in Charlotte include Bank of America, Time Warner Cable, and LendingTree.

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