Madison tops list to grow tech jobs in the Midwest, say 2 national think tanks

Madison is primed to become the next great technology hub in the country if it receives federal financial help to drive such economic growth, according to a new report.

Most technology and innovation jobs and job growth are based on the coasts in areas such as Silicon Valley, New York City and Boston, while smaller metro areas in the Midwest, Mountain West and South either remain stagnant or lose those jobs.

The report from the Washington, D.C.-based Brookings Institution and Information Technology and Innovation Foundation, or ITIF, released Monday, outlines a method to bring a share of high-paying technical and advanced jobs to more cities around the country to elevate regional economies and advance the country’s economy as a whole.

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