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Old 01-11-2012, 08:59 PM
 
Location: Where Else...?
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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.
doesn't make the information less accurate or significant. You do realize that the Houston Business Journal is linked directly with the main website circular, Business Journal (Business News - The Business Journals) which directly links to other cities, such as Los Angeles, Philly, Tampa, and a handful of others....
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Old 01-12-2012, 12:30 AM
 
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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.
these numbers are from 2007 before the economy crashed. It's all I could find since you asked. I would imagine some of the cities that were hit hardest by the recession lost a significant number of Tech Jobs...Houston and Dallas were not hit as hard as most


http://www.milkeninstitute.org/pdf/N...mmry_Final.pdf

Total number of Tech jobs by city 2007
1. Los Angeles 376,400
2. Washington DC 275,700
3. New York 262,000
4. San Jose 244,00
5. Seattle 226,300
6. Chicago 200,00
7. Dallas 187,700
8. Atlanta 164,100
9. Boston 163,600
10. Houston 151,700
11. Santa Ana-Irvine 147,000
12. Philadelphia 145,400
13. San Diego 136,400
14. Minneapolis 131,000
15. Phoenix 124,900
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Old 01-12-2012, 12:25 PM
 
Location: Denver
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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's being criticized because the article/OP is making it sound like all of a sudden Houston is better than everyone when it comes to tech, when it's not even close.

Houston's not a Top 5 city for high technology, and may not even be a Top 10 city in this regard. To post something about how it's "stomping" established players like Silicon Valley--even if it's in terms of growth--is misleading.

Edit: Here's a ranking by the Milken Institute for the Top 50 high tech clusters in the USA as of 2007. Houston ranked 21st...third in its own state.
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Old 01-12-2012, 12:51 PM
 
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Houston has only added like 80,000 jobs in the past year.
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Old 01-12-2012, 12:52 PM
 
Location: Underneath the Pecan Tree
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It's being criticized because the article/OP is making it sound like all of a sudden Houston is better than everyone when it comes to tech, when it's not even close.

Houston's not a Top 5 city for high technology, and may not even be a Top 10 city in this regard. To post something about how it's "stomping" established players like Silicon Valley--even if it's in terms of growth--is misleading.

Edit: Here's a ranking by the Milken Institute for the Top 50 high tech clusters in the USA as of 2007. Houston ranked 21st...third in its own state.
Looking at the numbers; how did they get to Houston lagging behind Austin???
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Old 01-12-2012, 01:00 PM
 
Location: Austin, Texas, USA
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It's being criticized because the article/OP is making it sound like all of a sudden Houston is better than everyone when it comes to tech, when it's not even close.

Houston's not a Top 5 city for high technology, and may not even be a Top 10 city in this regard. To post something about how it's "stomping" established players like Silicon Valley--even if it's in terms of growth--is misleading.

Edit: Here's a ranking by the Milken Institute for the Top 50 high tech clusters in the USA as of 2007. Houston ranked 21st...third in its own state.
Neither the OP or the article hint at anything close to that. Read the first post and article more closely.
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Old 01-12-2012, 01:03 PM
 
Location: Denver
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Looking at the numbers; how did they get to Houston lagging behind Austin???
Probably the quality of companies and employment.

For instance, Boston's employment level is pretty small compared to some of the other heavyweights but the companies in Boston are very important. Also, when outside companies put operations in Boston, it's usually research & development labs which are critical to success for a company. Therefore it's considered a better cluster than others.

However looking at the rankings, it appears Houston & Austin are tied. Even though it only has roughly half the employees, there may be more critical operations in the city. UT-Austin also helps boost rankings because the younger population probably allows for a better start-up environment.
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Old 01-12-2012, 02:30 PM
 
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"wag more" People just want to hate, the article is clearly speaking in terms of growth percentage and job openings. The article goes on to admit that houston doesn't have the most tech jobs. either way, it's good news for the Houston economy
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Old 01-12-2012, 02:33 PM
 
Location: The City
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"wag more" People just want to hate, the article is clearly speaking in terms of growth percentage and job openings. The article goes on to admit that houston doesn't have the most tech jobs. either way, it's good news for the Houston economy

The reference is one job search listing and the number of jobs using this site. Not sure how to read into that as a comparative stat whatsoever honestly . The job market in Houston is better than most but think this was purely PR (First for the site itself and then Hosuton ran with it; pretty poor journalist usage is Chron is attempting to be anything other than a cheerleader) and comparing to other places based on the actual metric is pretty irrelevant
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Old 01-12-2012, 03:11 PM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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Houston has only added like 80,000 jobs in the past year.
Are there any other cities that added more? You say that as if that number is lower than other cities.
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