The fastest growing tech states of 2013

In the past, coastal states could recruit top talent away from other markets. But with widespread growth in tech jobs across a range of industries, demand is ticking up — regardless if there’s an ocean nearby.

One such state where tech pros are in high demand? Missouri. For two years running, it’s won the award for the fastest-growing state for tech employment, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Growing 8.4% from last year, the “show me” state sure impressed the rest of the country, adding 2,700 new technology positions.

Massachusetts came in second, growing 8.1% and adding 5,300 positions. The third? Illinois, up 6.6% with 4,500 new jobs.

What about your state? Here’s the BLS breakdown of the 23 states they track in this category.

2013-Fastest-Growing_States

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