It might be hard for many folks (especially in Austin) to believe, but:
The Dallas-area is ranked third in the country for high-tech jobs according to a new report by commercial real estate firm JLL.
Only California’s Silicon Valley and the Boston area have more high-tech workers, the firm’s new U.S. High Technology Outlook found.
JLL estimates that the Dallas area has more than 142,000 high-tech jobs – most of them in computer systems design and product manufacturing.
About 8 percent of the Dallas-area’s total workforce is in high-tech, JLL said.
Most of the local jobs are located in Far North Dallas, the Richardson-Plano area and Las Colinas.