10 Cities That Could Be The Next Silicon Valley
8 Dallas, TX
The real estate firm JLL recently release its national rankings of high-tech hubs, and Dallas placed #10 on the list. Finance company SmartAsset named Dallas the country’s fourth best tech city to work in, taking into account low median real estate prices ($197K), and one of the country’s highest job growth rates at 4.1%. Overall, the Urban Land Institute (ULI) named Dallas the fifth top market for overall real estate prospects, and ninth for investment opportunities.
With investor demand remaining high in 2015, tech companies and startups are flocking to the city. Dallas is home to electronics giants Texas Instruments, and sports and tech mogul Mark Cuban, and the city has a fast-growing swath of venture capitalist-funded companies, from IT services provider CPSG Partners, to real estate CRM developer Think Tech Labs, two of the city’s 14 entries on the Inc. 5000.