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Old 10-07-2014, 01:22 PM
 
Location: New Orleans
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New Report states the LA has the most High-Tech jobs of any region in the US. Outperforming Silicon Valley, Boston & New York'
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Old 10-07-2014, 01:54 PM
 
Location: Corona del Mar & Coronado, CA
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New Report states the LA has the most High-Tech jobs of any region in the US. Outperforming Silicon Valley, Boston & New York'
Oh.... you mean that report from LA Economic Development Corp that counted petroleum jobs as high tech and wholesale related to high tech (work at Fry's and Best Buy?) and architects as high tech?

I thinkin' the numbers were fudged a whole lot......
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Old 10-07-2014, 02:30 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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Aerospace is not "Tech" - although I suppose you could lump it into a new category called "Hi-tech". Some places call it STEM, but then you would have to exclude swaths of entertainment-types who are merely "creative" and don't have a marketable skill. As far as people who sell stereos being considered "Hi-tech"..... well, my standards are a bit more stringent.

It is no secret that LA has the highest net amount of engineers - they used to prop up an Aersopace industry that, in the days of the Soviet Union, employed over 400,000 directly. It's a good thing some are still working, but lets not forget that this is in a county of 10,000,000 people and a conurbation of nearly 18 million. This High-Tech tally is mildly impressive, but not really definitive of a place - almost like declaring metro New York has the most plumbers.

While this was a cute article, things are not all well in Southern California - my wet blanket..... http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/10/us...n-decline.html
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Old 10-07-2014, 03:02 PM
 
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
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Nice try, not even close.
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Old 10-07-2014, 03:29 PM
 
Location: New Orleans
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Nice try, not even close.
That's why there was a "?"
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Old 10-07-2014, 04:45 PM
 
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
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Not knocking you, just the article.

Sadly, the LA economy has been tanking for a long time (poor job creation), so the LAEDC must get "creative" in it's definition of hi-tech jobs. I am not fooled.


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That's why there was a "?"
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Old 10-08-2014, 01:09 AM
 
Location: Pasadena, CA
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Not knocking you, just the article.

Sadly, the LA economy has been tanking for a long time (poor job creation), so the LAEDC must get "creative" in it's definition of hi-tech jobs. I am not fooled.
If you're going to debunk the article, at least come up with something better than "I'm not fooled". How do you LAEDC only counted dubious positions as "hi-tech" for LA only, and not across the board?

As for LA tanking, wrong. The economy tanked 5 years ago, but has been rebounding steadily ever since:

http://www.labusinessjournal.com/new...ent-peak-2015/
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