The ‘Valley’ is slowing, according to Forbes. The fastest STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) growth is occurring in places where there is a lower cost of living and typically lower taxes and regulations as well. And who is on the list of fastest growing cities for tech jobs you might ask? US. With a combination of lower housing costs and amenities to attract millennials, start-ups and Silicon Valley transplants are making The City Beautiful their home.

Who are the players?
Downtown is the headquarters for many super cool (and successful) tech businesses that should be on your radar. In the fin-tech space, Fattmerchant offers credit card processing through an integrated payment platform and their team of nearly 100 occupies three floors of the TD Bank building. Meanwhile, Crunchy Tech just south of DTO creates interactive experiences for customers through VR, audio video services, software development, and video walls. Over at Radixx, their team is the go-to innovation partner for airlines to merchandise and sell worldwide travel content through any channel. In the Seacoast tower, Highforge provides full-service web design and maintenance including responsive mobile design. Network Support can help with cloud services, data back up solutions and network security. And Eola Technology Partners is a Managed IT Services firm offering turnkey solutions for small and medium-sized businesses.

Well, code me enlightened.