Official US Tech cities tier list

Aug 24, 2019 85 Comments

top tier:
SF/bay, SEA
high tier:
NYC, Austin
getting high tier:
mid tier:
Chicago, Boston, Portland
low tier:
LA, Atlanta, San Diego, Detroit
shit tier:
Philly, Columbus, DC

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TOP 85 Comments
  • Bloomberg / Eng F.U. money
    LOL @ Seattle above NYC
    Aug 24, 2019 16
    • Microsoft
      Tier 1


      #1 in Prestige
      Tier 1more
      No. 2019
      Aug 24, 2019
    • Zillow Group disorder
      Not Seattle not NYC, Albertsons headquarters are in Boise Idaho
      Aug 24, 2019
  • Tableau krxi15
    I don’t think SF belongs with Seattle, it’s a tier above.
    Aug 24, 2019 10
    • Google / Mgmt Bingpot
      No. Has been that way for several years.
      Aug 24, 2019
    • Tableau krxi15
      What part of floor and ceiling do you guys not understand?

      Let me try it other way, its also called lower bound and upper bound. Seattle and Bay might be comparable in the lower bound but Bay has a much higher upper bound than Seattle.
      Aug 24, 2019
  • Microsoft manoi
    Where's Hyderabad
    Aug 24, 2019 3
  • Google m6r4
    1. Bay Area
    2. NYC, Seattle
    3. Boston, Austin, LA
    4. Denver, San Diego, Chicago, Dallas, Portland, Atlanta
    Aug 24, 2019 5
    • Google m6r4
      I should have put the research triangle and DC in tier 4.
      Aug 24, 2019
    • Slack sl@ck
      This is the most accurate I think.
      Nov 2, 2019
  • Microsoft
    Tier 1


    #1 in Prestige
    Tier 1more
    LA should be high tier.

    Portland is low tier.

    How is Detroit even on this list?

    What about Boise?
    Aug 24, 2019 15
    • New / Eng YxjH62
      Agreed, Portland wants to be a tech city badly, but it's not.
      Aug 25, 2019
    • Ultimate Software / Eng W-2
      I'm in Miami. Miami does not belong on the list. If it ends up on the list it should be the last entry in shit tier.
      Aug 25, 2019
  • Credit Karma

    Credit Karma

    LA is mid or high tier, with the number of multi-billion dollar tech company HQs there and major FANG satellite offices.
    Aug 24, 2019 5
    • Ellie Mae fofevo
      Trade desk, tinder
      Aug 24, 2019
    • New pHsB78
      LA needs to be grouped together with OC in SoCal. There's headquarters for SNAP and big offices for Google, Netflix, Amazon, Microsoft among many others.
      Nov 13, 2019
  • Workday / Product tdf
    Denver is in “getting high” tier ? 😂
    Aug 24, 2019 1
    • Microsoft tincans
      Ikr 😂 first to reach that tier
      Aug 24, 2019
  • SAP PXkM70
    Pretty interesting how the top tier ones are actually shit tier when it comes to having a social life
    Aug 24, 2019 0
  • Meetup qks
    You’re putting NYC and Austin in the same bucket? No way.
    Aug 24, 2019 0
  • Equifax / IT laRk76
    Atlanta getting a lot better. Should be middle too. And boston is definitely high/top teir
    Aug 24, 2019 0


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