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Tampa Bay ranks No. 29 among top areas for tech talent

Tampa Bay is gaining recognition as a budding tech market.

The bay area ranked No. 29 on real estate services company CBRE Group Inc.'s annual tech talent ranking. The ranking scores metros based on how they appeal to tech workers and employers and the metros' competitive advantages. Tampa Bay earned 44.70 points out of a possible 100.

"The highly competitive and supply-constrained market for tech talent pools beyond major hubs and into smaller markets," the report said. "These previously under-supplied regions are gaining demand for tech talent from start-ups and established companies.

Tampa Bay was one of five Sunshine State metro areas to make the top 50. Orlando ranked No. 33 (40.34 points), Fort Lauderdale ranked No. 43 (30.97 points), Jacksonville ranked No. 46 (26.85 points) and Miami ranked No. 48 (22.16). San Francisco's bay area ranked No. 1 (84.79 points).

Contact Malena Carollo at or (727) 892-2249. Follow @malenacarollo.