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Over 40% of West Coast Tech Job Listings Are Outside West Coast

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In places where the cost of living is cheaper, West Coast tech firms are able to pay more than the local market—but still less than in California, according to the Conference Board's Agron Nicaj.

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An analysis by the Conference Board indicates West Coast technology companies are listing 43% of their white-collar jobs in states outside that region.

The top state destination for these jobs is Texas, while the leading metro areas are Washington, D.C., and New York City.

The inland migration of tech hubs ramped up dramatically as companies went fully or partially remote during the pandemic, while expanding companies also are pursuing local talent.

Texas has captured 7.3% of job postings from West Coast tech firms, and Austin has nearly 4% of the listings reviewed by the Conference Board.

Virginia, Georgia, and North Carolina also score high in drawing tech companies.

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