Silicon Valley is now wherever tech workers want it to be. Over four in 10 listings for higher educated white-collar jobs at tech companies are based outside of California, Oregon and Washington, according to an analysis by the Conference Board that Bloomberg reported Tuesday.
States including Texas, Virginia and New York are becoming increasingly popular destinations for tech work. Texas is the top place for tech companies, with Austin being a particularly hot spot for tech work. East Coast cities aren't the only ones getting tech employees, either: Inland states such as Tennessee, Illinois and Colorado are also experiencing a jump in tech work, the study found.
In all, the percentage of job postings outside of the West Coast bumped from 30% at the start of 2019 to 43% now. The study also confirms an ongoing effort to offer tech workers more flexibility in where they work: While some large companies like Google are looking to expand in New York City, others including Shopify and Quora have become increasingly lenient with remote work. The ones adopting work-from-anywhere policies said they've been able to attract more talent as a result.