D.C. Region Is No. 1 in Forbes' List of America's New Tech Hotspots

Forbes has ranked the D.C. region, including Northern Virginia, as America’s top New Tech Hotspot, citing the region’s 21.1 percent growth in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) employment from 2001 to 2012 and 3.7 percent growth over the last two years.

The New Tech Hotspots rankings were determined by Mark Schill of Praxis Strategy Group, who calculated the changes in STEM employment from 2001 to 2012 in the 51 largest metropolitan statistical areas. According to Forbes, Chicago, New York and Los Angeles all lost tech jobs over the past 11 years, and Silicon Valley has 12.6 percent fewer tech jobs today than in 2001.

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