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Tennessee leads nation in tech job growth

Tennessee led the nation in tech industry job growth from December 2019 through December 2021, according to a new report from the Technology Councils of America. Tennessee saw a 7.6% increase in tech job growth during the two-year period, beating how Idaho, Washington, Utah, and North Carolina for the top spot on the list. The amount of remote work in the tech sector has increased by 421% since the start of the pandemic, meaning that many of the new tech workers in Tennessee are not working for locally-based companies. Nashville has become the epicenter for much of the state’s new tech growth as is the Oak Ridge National Laboratory and Y-12 National Security Complex.