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HOW SAN DIEGO STACKS UP The software power index* combines data on the concentration of software developers, employee retention, computer science degrees per capita, computer/math degree attainment among the 25+ population, job/wage growth, average wage adjusted for cost of living and VC dollars per capita to compare the top 50 US metros.

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TOP 10 AMONG 50 US METROS #2 Seattle

DEVELOPMENT:

#4 Boston

#3 San Francisco

#10 Denver

#9 Washington DC

DRIVING SAN DIEGO’S

#5 Baltimore

#7 Raleigh

#1 San Jose

SOFTWARE

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#8 Atlanta

#6 SAN DIEGO

TECH ECOSYSTEM

SAN DIEGO RANKS

#10

#6 TALENT

PROSPERITY

#7

#4

CONCENTRATION OF SOFTWARE DEVELOPERS

EMPLOYEE RETENTION, CS DEGREES PER CAPITA, COMPUTER/ MATH DEGREE ATTAINMENT

JOB GROWTH, WAGE GROWTH, WAGE ADJUSTED FOR COST OF LIVING

VC DOLLARS PER CAPITA

CONCENTRATION

CAPITAL

*The software power index was calculated using a weighted ranking system reflecting each metric’s relative importance with input from industry partners.

AN ECONOMIC IMPACT ANALYSIS San Diego is a great place to build a company and recruiting talent has been relatively easy. Our staff stays with us, on average, two to three times longer than industry averages found in Silicon Valley. We recruit from both the local talent and universities, as well as other tech hubs like Seattle, Boston and the Bay Area. MindTouch has found it easy to attract interest from venture and growth capital from outside the region.” Aaron Fulkerson, founder & CEO, MindTouch

AND COMPARISON OF US METROS

For a copy of the complete study, please visit sandiegobusiness.org/research Released in March 2016

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EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Software Development: Driving San Diego's Tech Ecosystem  
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