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San Francisco Enjoys a Major ‘Brain Gain’ from Top Tech Talent

According to a recently released report from commercial real estate firm CBRE, the San Francisco Bay Area topped national tech market rankings and experienced an estimated 61.5 percent bump in tech talent supply between 2011 and 2015. San Francisco’s “brain gain”, a metric calculated by comparing the number of tech degrees earned and tech jobs added in a region, outpaced Washington, D.C., Seattle, Portland, and 36 other American cities at a time when growth has stalled in most established tech markets.

The “Scoring Tech Talent” report shows that San Francisco has the largest ‘brain gain.’ CBRE report measured 13 factors including tech talent supply, growth, concentration, cost, completed tech degrees, industry outlook for job growth, and market outlook for both office and apartment rent cost growth.

Read more: San Francisco Business Times (blog) San Francisco enjoys a majorbrain gain’ from top tech talent, report …

SF Enjoys Major Brain Gain