Minnesota tops list for recent job growth in tech sector

- According to a recent report, the fastest-growing state for technology jobs isn't California, where Silicon Valley’s startups tech firms seem to reign supreme, it's Minnesota.

Dice used data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and noted Minnesota's tech workforce grew 8.36 percent over the past 6 months to 37,600 workers.

"Minnesota cities such as Minneapolis-Saint Paul feature a combination of startups, service providers, and major corporations in serious need of tech talent. Moreover, overall tech-job growth in these cities has been steady over the past three quarters, suggesting that the local industry is sustainable," the report said.

Fox 9's Courtney Godfrey visited Eagan, Minn. software firm Avionte for just a glimpse of what the Land of 10,000 Lakes has to offer, where she encountered treadmill desks, beer Fridays and in-office yoga. Sign us up.


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