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Bayou Business Download: An Inside Look at Houston's Tech Sector

Published Jun 11, 2020 by A.J. Mistretta


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In this episode of Bayou Business Download, we take an inside look at Houston's tech sector and related jobs. Is Houston a tech town? We dive into a recent report and the numbers may surprise you. Partnership Director of Data Analytics Josh Pherigo joins us.

Key topics include: 

  • A look at what constitutes tech-oriented cities across the U.S. 
  • Figures on Houston's tech-based employment and what industries those employees are often working in. 
  • A discussion of the most recent CompTIA analysis of the nation's tech bases. 
  • Where the tech-oriented opportunities are for Houston coming out of COVID-19 and beyond. 
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Read Josh's latest analysis of the tech scene and learn more about digital tech and innovation in our region. 

 

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