Charlotte's Growing Tech Talent Market

Jul 14, 2016

Credit WFAE file photo

We know Charlotte is a banking town and we’ve spoken about the doors that designation may open for fintech – the marriage of banking and technology.  Now, it seems, we’ve become the top city in the U.S. for growth in tech talent.  Over the past five years, Charlotte has experienced a 74 percent growth rate in that talent.  How has this happened, what does this mean and where do we go from here?  We look at it all.

Dr. Yi
Deng, dean and professor at UNC Charlotte College of Computing and Informatics                                

Betsy Hauser Idilbi, CEO and co-founder Tech Talent South                                                                                   

Chuck McShane, Charlotte Chamber research director                                                                           

Dan Roselli, co-founder Packard Place