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Old 11-21-2011, 02:12 PM
 
Location: The land of sugar... previously Houston and Austin
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Houston ahead of Austin, Dallas for high-tech jobs : Houston Business Journal

Houston ranked #18, compared to Austin at #32 and Dallas at #46.
51 metro areas total were studied.
Elsewhere, Seattle ranked as #1 overall.
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Old 11-21-2011, 02:15 PM
 
Location: Austin & Houston, TX
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I read that and that is really good news for Houston, TX.
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Old 11-21-2011, 02:32 PM
 
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Is Houston the next Silicon Valley?
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Old 11-21-2011, 02:34 PM
 
Location: Up on the moon laughing down on you
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Is Houston the next Silicon Valley?
No, But it is the next Bayou Delta tho.
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Old 11-21-2011, 02:34 PM
 
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Even if that's correct, that would mean 17 other cities have better opportunities for high tech jobs.

Since when is "17th place" something to brag about? What's the point in posting that at all? Another desparate attempt at making Houston look better than the reality...
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Old 11-21-2011, 02:38 PM
 
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Even if that's correct, that would mean 17 other cities have better opportunities for high tech jobs.

Since when is "17th place" something to brag about? What's the point in posting that at all? Grasping at straws...
Its diversity of opportunity.
Its being able to say we do fairly well in many things, not just oil.

The fact that people are coming here for IT, Medicine, Shipping, Manufacturing, Aerospace, etc says a big take that to those who say that we are a one trick pony

That and this:
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Kotkin recently dubbed Houston as the No. 5 boom town in the nation.
source: same article
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Old 11-21-2011, 02:47 PM
 
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Most of the "high-tech" jobs are really fairly "low tech", and connected with the oil and gas industry. So we're still talking about the same thing.

As someone familiar with true high-tech employment, Houston is a bit of a joke. But I guess the fantasy needs to continue for the htown lovers...
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Old 11-21-2011, 02:52 PM
 
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Most of the "high-tech" jobs are really fairly "low tech" and connected with the oil and gas industry. So there's still a trail back to that....
which brings up the fact that the oil industry is not one dimensional like some make it out to be.
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Old 11-21-2011, 02:56 PM
 
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The town is still not "high-tech", and never is included in the lists of notable "high-tech" towns in the country. But like statistics, people can stretch data to fit any agenda if they want to.
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Old 11-21-2011, 03:03 PM
 
Location: The land of sugar... previously Houston and Austin
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Even if that's correct, that would mean 17 other cities have better opportunities for high tech jobs.

Since when is "17th place" something to brag about? What's the point in posting that at all? Another desparate attempt at making Houston look better than the reality...
As usual, you miss the point.
Sure, it would be much better to be higher than 17, but the fact that it's ahead of other state cities, including one often considered to be a tech mecca, is probably worth mentioning.

I thought you had "given up" on the whining here? I guess not.

Oh, and if you have a problem with the info, take it up with the HBJ and Forbes. I'm just the messenger and not trying to fool anyone. Can't always say the same for you.


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people can stretch data to fit any agenda if they want to.
Which you seem to be great at doing. Actually, often you don't even bother to use data in your negativity.
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