Florida ranks second for new tech jobs
The state's commitment to providing a business-friendly atmosphere and innovation has paid off, according to a new report from Dice, a career site for technology and engineering professionals. The site ranked Florida second on a list of states with the fastest job creation in the technology industry.
The Sunshine State added 4,100 tech jobs from Jan. 1 through June 30, made all the more impressive when compared against figures from just a year ago. The state added 4,500 tech jobs in total in 2013, almost half its current pace.
Texas was the only state to rank above Florida, adding 8,100 technology jobs in the same time frame. The Dice report was compiled using data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics covering computer systems design and related services.
Job creation and hiring has become a hot issue in the Florida gubernatorial election, with Governor Rick Scott highlighting his "Jobs for the Next Generation" proposal at campaign stops over the past weeks.
Florida's tax incentives and business-friendly attitude has made it an attractive home for many tech companies in recent years. In turn, this has also driven up the cost of office space in Tampa and other areas where these organizations are flocking.
Fortunately, a cost-effective solution exists for tech companies that want to join the growing number of businesses calling Florida home. While office space in Tampa may be growing scarce, On Point Executive Center offers organizations the opportunity to rent a virtual office, allowing effective communication and coordination while avoiding the expensive overhead of a physical office space. On Point also offers waterfront Tampa meeting rooms for companies to meet with clients, connect and find success on an as-needed basis.