Dayton ranked No. 5 in list for emerging tech talent

Dayton Tech Town building on Monument Avenue. Photo from

LOS ANGELES (WDTN) – Dayton was ranked No. 5 in Coldwell Banker Richard Ellis’s “U.S. And Canada’s Next 25” list of underdeveloped tech markets, according to CBRE Research’s 2020 Scoring Tech Talent paper on North American labor analysis.

Dayton had total tech employment of 18,790 according to the paper, with the growth of 29 percent of employment in the tech sector over the last five years. Average wages for Dayton in the sector were $87,878, up 9 percent over the last five years. Software developer wages averaged $92,074, up 16.8 percent in the last five years. The number of area graduates with tech degrees, according to the paper, was 1,758 in 2018.

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Written by BJ Bethel.

Originally published July 21, 2020.

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