While Silicon Valley is traditionally the hot seat of tech innovation, more young entrepreneurs and IT professionals are looking to work in different parts of the country. As this trend continues, the Southeastern United States has become a new, vibrant scene for some of the best and brightest in the industry.
According to Fast Company, North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia are some of the top places to enter into the IT industry today. Greenville, South Carolina, for example, has been recovering at a faster rate than much of the nation following the recession in 2008 thanks in part to capital investments into new technology businesses springing up in the area. From health care to infrastructure development, many of these companies are on the cutting edge of their respective fields and bringing on skilled developers to continue pushing boundaries.
IBM, Lenovo and a significant number of other technology leaders call North Carolina home now as well, especially along the 7,000 acre Research Triangle Park, an area dedicated to research and development in the computer science industry, the news source noted.
Even beyond these impressive displays of tech innovation, much of the Southeast is listed as some of the hottest spots for young entrepreneurs in general. According to Under 30 CEO, Atlanta, Georgia, and Raleigh, North Carolina, are the top two cities for innovators with populations between 250,000 – 500,000, while Charleston and Columbia, South Carolina, fell into the top 10 for populations between 100,000 – 250,000. These cities are all being driven by strong technology foundations and many companies are still seeking to bring on the brightest young developers in the industry.
Even Microsoft has seen the potential throughout the southeast having opened its latest innovation center in Miami, Florida, which is its first within the United States.
And, at the heart of this movement is Coder Foundry, helping students achieve their dreams of entering this industry with not just applicable training but job placement services to help them land the lucrative careers that are currently on the market.
Our focus on providing students real coding time behind a keyboard in addition to working with employers to bring them skilled developers that are ready to hit the ground running is addressing skills gap concerns throughout the Southeast and aligning workplace needs with the job skills coders are being trained in. That's why we focus on C#, Git and jQuery in our coding bootcamps, helping students learn real-life skills.
If you're interested in entering this innovative industry and joining the growing tech movement in the Southeast, take our coding bootcamp class today and start your journey in IT in just 12 weeks.