A Few Cities Have Cornered Innovation Jobs. Can That Be Changed?

December 10, 2019

Technology jobs and the economic prosperity they bring are being concentrated in fewer US cities, according to a new report from The Brookings Institution and the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation. Since 2005, five metro areas -- Boston, the San Francisco Bay Area, San Jose, Seattle, and San Diego -- accounted for 90 percent of all US growth in “innovation sector” jobs, which Brookings defines as employment in the top science, technology, engineering, and math industries that include extensive research and development spending.