A Forbes.com ranking of the top cities in the U.S. for attracting “Information Technology” jobs has metro-Atlanta at #6 overall.
With an employment growth of 4.8% in 2012 and a three-year growth near 9%, Atlanta ranks behind only San Jose, San Francisco, New Orleans, Boston, and Austin.
According to the report, mega-companies also see Atlanta as a major and affordable talent center. General Motors, for example, recently announced plans to set up its new software center in the Atlanta suburbs, bringing more tech jobs.
Atlanta is considered a “rising star” along with Austin, Raleigh, and New Orleans