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Old 07-20-2017, 02:46 PM
 
Location: Maryland
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It is certainly growing.

This is anecdotal, but I had the same amount of opportunities in my field, with the same salary, in Minneapolis as I did in Denver. Markets seem very similar in size, opportunity, and salary.

The difference is the type of companies hiring. In Denver, it is more about the start ups. In Minneapolis, it is more about the Fortune 500 companies and corporate headquarters.
I guess then I'm curious what would make it leaps and bounds over other Midwestern cities that have thousands of tech jobs like Chicago, Detroit, KC, etc.
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Old 07-20-2017, 03:47 PM
 
Location: Clemson, SC by way of Tyler,TX
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Is Minneapolis really a tech city?
I have no data, but a lot of the companies that I look at have offices Minneapolis. It comes off as belonging more in the Denver, Portland, Seattle, Austin class than say Phoenix or KC.
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Old 07-20-2017, 04:00 PM
 
Location: Phoenix
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https://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/...nto/484759001/
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Old 07-20-2017, 08:55 PM
 
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What are you measuring for cost?

In the biggest, most expensive cities, often a transit pass, walking, ubers, etc. replace the car. Your spare bedroom is a hotel, and your dining room is 50 nearby restaurants.

In other words, a small apartment and no car can replace what otherwise might seem parallel.

Also many costs other than housing and transportation might be similar regardless of how expensive the city is.
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Old 07-20-2017, 09:04 PM
 
Location: Clemson, SC by way of Tyler,TX
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What are you measuring for cost?

In the biggest, most expensive cities, often a transit pass, walking, ubers, etc. replace the car. Your spare bedroom is a hotel, and your dining room is 50 nearby restaurants.

In other words, a small apartment and no car can replace what otherwise might seem parallel.

Also many costs other than housing and transportation might be similar regardless of how expensive the city is.
While I like your line of thinking, I don't think there's any doubt that living in Raleigh is cheaper than NYC, even with a pay raise.
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Old 07-20-2017, 09:11 PM
 
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I'm thinking about switching careers and getting into the tech field. Taking some online programming classes now, can't help but wonder which of these cities is best for raw but committed employees.
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Old 07-20-2017, 10:06 PM
 
Location: Clemson, SC by way of Tyler,TX
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I'm thinking about switching careers and getting into the tech field. Taking some online programming classes now, can't help but wonder which of these cities is best for raw but committed employees.
Programming? Software? I think a lot of the dev stuff is in Seattle and San Fran. Can't go wrong there.
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Old 07-21-2017, 06:01 AM
 
Location: Research Triangle Area, NC
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Below is my unscientific, non-researched rankings of COL among cities that are considered techie. Is there any city that shouldn't be there or did I miss a city? Rankings off? When researching jobs in software sales, these cities seem to pop up the most.

SF Bay Area
NYC
LA
Boston
DC
Seattle
Denver
Portland
Minneapolis
Austin
Atlanta
Raleigh-Durham
Raleigh-Durham is the airport.....the metro region is generally referred to by those who live here as "The Research Triangle" or usually just "The Triangle".

That being said....it's not as "cheap" as many people believe. At least not anymore. I'd imagine the COL is higher on average here than in the Atlanta area now; especially in the western half (western suburbs of Raleigh, S. Durham, Chapel Hill/Carrboro).
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Old 07-21-2017, 12:17 PM
 
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Programming? Software? I think a lot of the dev stuff is in Seattle and San Fran. Can't go wrong there.
Been thinking about it, I have family in both areas. But I'm currently in the D.C area (markets so competitive here) I have mixed feelings about living on the west coast.
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Old 07-21-2017, 09:33 PM
 
Location: Clemson, SC by way of Tyler,TX
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Been thinking about it, I have family in both areas. But I'm currently in the D.C area (markets so competitive here) I have mixed feelings about living on the west coast.
I'm in DC, like it alot but about to head to Denver. If you can make it work, I'd head to Seattle or Portland.
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