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Old 01-11-2012, 05:41 PM
 
Location: In the heights
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How the hell does San Jose double its tech jobs in a time like this? Much of its economy is nothing but tech jobs, so this is goddamn ridiculous. Like, completely unbelievable. Something is definitely weird about this study.
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Old 01-11-2012, 05:58 PM
 
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How the hell does San Jose double its tech jobs in a time like this? Much of its economy is nothing but tech jobs, so this is goddamn ridiculous. Like, completely unbelievable. Something is definitely weird about this study.
It's an increase in open tech jobs from 2010 to 2011, not a doubling (in the case of SJ). So it sounds better than the truth on the ground, but to have any positive number, good for all the cities on the list.
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Old 01-11-2012, 06:42 PM
 
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Houston stomped Silicon Valley in 2011 tech job growth - Houston Business Journal



1. 149% Houston
2. 100% San Jose
3. 64% Philadelphia
4. 27% Dallas
5. 25% San Francisco
6. 20% Chicago
7. 16% Boston
8. 16% Los Angeles
9. 16% Seattle
10. 15% Atlanta

*Great to see Houston doing well, seems like the economic juggernaut is continues to grow and diversify it's economy. I was also impressed with Philadelphia at #3. Seems like rumors of their demise is greatly exaggerated.
The biggest thing here is San Jose's growth.
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Old 01-11-2012, 06:47 PM
 
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Thats great, but Im more impressed with Silicon Valleys 100% growth to its already massive base.
Agreed! That's astounding IMO.
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Old 01-11-2012, 06:47 PM
 
Location: LBC
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And the Californians on here have insufferable egos. Seriously, why is it such a problem that Houston had great job growth in tech this year? Is it impossible that for the year 2011 they grew a bit faster than San Jose?

I realized "stomped" is a strong word, but nowhere does the article say that Houston is now a better destination for tech than the usual suspects...I'm amazed how everyone's panties are getting in a wad over this. Fer crissakes!
It seems your panties doth waddeth too much. "Stomped" is not merely strong, its wrong and misleading, particularly for a headline. Why would you expect such ridiculous hyperbole NOT to be called out? As far as leveling accusation of regional boosting, that's inevitable when such nonsense comes from the HOUSTON Business Journal.
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Old 01-11-2012, 06:49 PM
 
Location: The City
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Saying that Houston "crushed" or "stomped" San Jose in tech growth is funny, when they only list the percent of increase, not the actual number of jobs. That's great that Houston is seeing an increase in tech sector jobs, but considering how much of San Jose's workforce is already in the tech industry, a 100 percent increase in jobs is pretty impressive...

Oh wait, the whole set of numbers used by the study are in question:

Houston beats Silicon Valley for tech jobs? Huh? - Silicon Valley / San Jose Business Journal
Why let the facts (Houston had a net loss in tech jobs from Nov 2010 to Nov 2011) get in the way of a good boost.

Would love to see to see the absolutes. Am curious on the stats and absolutes as I believe that Philly had the 4th or 5th most tech jobs in the country as of last year.
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Old 01-11-2012, 07:00 PM
 
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I was only going off the original article, so don't blame me.
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Old 01-11-2012, 07:07 PM
 
Location: The canyon (with my pistols and knife)
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I was also impressed with Philadelphia at #3. Seems like rumors of their demise is greatly exaggerated.
Much like Pittsburgh and the rest of Pennsylvania, for that matter. What a difference 20 years makes.
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Old 01-11-2012, 07:21 PM
 
Location: The City
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It's an increase in open tech jobs from 2010 to 2011, not a doubling (in the case of SJ). So it sounds better than the truth on the ground, but to have any positive number, good for all the cities on the list.

Actually it appears open tech jobs on that particular site. Seems more like site PR than anything. Not sure you can take anything from stat whatsoever
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Old 01-11-2012, 07:24 PM
 
Location: The City
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Houston stomped Silicon Valley in 2011 tech job growth - Houston Business Journal



1. 149% Houston
2. 100% San Jose
3. 64% Philadelphia
4. 27% Dallas
5. 25% San Francisco
6. 20% Chicago
7. 16% Boston
8. 16% Los Angeles
9. 16% Seattle
10. 15% Atlanta

*Great to see Houston doing well, seems like the economic juggernaut is continues to grow and diversify it's economy. I was also impressed with Philadelphia at #3. Seems like rumors of their demise is greatly exaggerated.
Arguably the most stable and diverse economy in the US over the past 50 years; demise? not sure I ever seen a credible source remotely predict this for Philly. Maybe some CD naysayers but cant recall a single credible source remotely alluding to anything close to a demise.
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