Tulsa, Oklahoma City Named Top Cities for Tech Talent Growth on CBRE’s Annual List of Up-and-Coming Tech Markets

13 Jul 2021


Tulsa & Oklahoma City, OK – July 13, 2020 – Tulsa and Oklahoma City ranked 15 and 24, respectively, on CBRE’s list of up-and-coming North American tech-talent markets on CBRE’s annual Scoring Tech Talent report, which ranks 75 U.S. and Canadian markets according to their ability to attract and grow tech talent.

Tulsa’s total tech employment has grown to 12,460 in the past five years, a 19 percent increase since 2015. Meanwhile, Oklahoma City’s total tech employment has grown to 19,410, a 3 percent increase.  

“We’ve seen an increase in tech companies and jobs across Oklahoma, especially over the past year as the pandemic played out,” said Lee Wallis, Managing Director for CBRE Oklahoma. “There are direct talent pipelines from the University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma State University and the University of Tulsa, as well the universities from surrounding states including Texas and Arkansas. There’s a high quality of life here with a lower cost of living for people who don’t necessarily want to live in major hubs like San Francisco or New York. We expect to see the amount of tech workers and company in the region continue to grow.”   

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