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Study: Madison ranked in top 10 cities for high-tech jobs

Published On: Jun 20 2013 05:40:55 PM CDT   Updated On: Jun 20 2013 05:43:22 PM CDT

MADISON, Wis. -

Madison ranks fifth in top ten cities for high tech jobs according to a Brookings Institute study.

MarketWatch, an online entity of The Wall Street Journal, published the list based on a study of STEM economies. According to the article, STEM economies refer to jobs that require knowledge in science, technology, engineering or math by metropolitan area.

The list starts with Dayton, Ohio, at No. 10, Detroit-Warren-Livonia, Mich., at No. 9, Baltimore-Towson, Md., at No. 8, San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, Calif., at No. 7, and Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Mass. at No. 6.

Madison came in at No. 5 followed by Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, Fla., and Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, Va. San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, Cali. tops the list.

The article lists the UW campus, UW Hospitals and Clinics, and Epic as institutions that offer high tech jobs and opportunities.

The article notes that nine of the 100 largest employers in the Madison area are biotechnology companies.

“This ranking shows Madison has all of the ingredients to become the innovation capitol of the Midwest. Working together, our regions can lead the way in Wisconsin’s growth,” Aaron Olver, director of the City of Madison’s economic development division, said in a statement.

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