Why Salt Lake City Is The Next Technology Mecca

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With its rich cultural heritage, as well as being a great place to ski, Salt Lake City is a city loved
by millions. However, its image has changed and captured attention over the last decade as it
has become a hotspot for tech companies. This growth has been noticed by other tech hotspots
and has continued in recent years.

There are several reasons for this growth, and they have earned this city the title of “the next
technology Mecca”. Why is Salt Lake City such a force to be reckoned with regarding tech?
Let’s take a look.

Population Growth

A primary reason why Salt Lake City is such a large tech mecca is due to its explosive
population growth. In the last 10 years, the city has grown by 14.44%. This has brought with it a
multitude of companies and job positions, specifically in the tech field. As an increased number
of companies have moved to the area, it has made the city one of the best places to look for an
IT job.

This exponential population growth has also increased the economic growth of the city. This
then has created opportunities for further growth and expansion. It is an upward spiral that
continues to grow the city. And as more companies move to Salt Lake, they need technical

Big Tech Companies

As Salt Lake City has grown, multiple tech companies have made it their home. Utah itself has
over 7000 tech companies, with many of them making Salt Lake City their headquarters. Many
well-known companies are included in this group such as:
● Adobe
● Intel
● Facebook
● Microsoft
● Many More

The movement of these companies to Salt Lake has created many opportunities for those with a
career in the tech industry. Those with the appropriate skillset have moved from all over for a
chance to further their career in Utah.

Influx Of IT Positions

As more companies move to Salt Lake, IT needs become greater. Tech companies are hiring
those with the necessary skills and talent, while other companies also need IT to help their
business run optimally.

No matter how you look at it, the need to top IT talent in Salt Lake is clear, and it has led to even
greater tech growth in the area. This has led to Salt Lake City becoming the next technology

How Can Techbridge Help?

At TechBridge, our goal is to bridge the gap between business and employee, matching
qualified workers with the companies who need them. If you have any further questions or
you’re interested in our staffing and recruiting process, contact us today!

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