In the past 12 years, the Inland Empire beat out high-tech hubs like Seattle, San Francisco and Silicon Valley in the creation of high-tech jobs.
From 2001 through 2012, high-tech jobs grew by 18.6 percent. Only the Washington, D.C., suburbs outpaced the trio of Riverside, San Bernardino and Ontario.
The ranking was created in a report by the Praxis Strategy Group, an economic strategy development firm and published at Forbes.com and at NewGeography.com.
The Inland Empire’s growth in high-tech jobs was checked briefly during the recessionary years – it dropped to 1.4 percent between 2005 and 2012 – but was up to 2.2 percent between 2010 and 2012.
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