“As demonstrated in the report, Edison and Newark have two of the largest tech talent labor pools in the country for markets of their size,” Jeremy Neuer, a senior vice president with CBRE New Jersey, said in a prepared statement. He added that the markets “both have greater tech talent densities than the national average — one of the most telling factors of a market’s strength.”
CBRE researchers compiled the ranking by analyzing 13 different metrics for tech talent, weighted by their relative importance to tech firms and the extent that they appear in each markets. Metrics related to tech talent concentration and size were given the most importance because they are most indicative of clustering, which is one of the signs of a strong tech talent market.
“Though highly concentrated within the high-tech services industry, tech talent is not limited to any one type of company and can be found across all industry sectors,” said Colin Yasukochi, director, research and analysis, for the Los Angeles-based brokerage. “In fact, more than 60 percent of tech talent jobs are located outside of the core high-tech industry, and these workers help generate innovation and advances that can boost the whole economy, including the commercial real estate market.”
According to Josh Burd of the NJBiz, "The CBRE report also noted that top tech talent markets share certain characteristics such as gender diversity, educational attainment rate above the national average and the presence of millennials in the workforce. According to a news release, the millennial population in Edison has increased 6.4 percent, more than twice the national average, since 2009."
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