Sunday, August 28, 2011

Orlando Ranked Second Best Technology City in the US

In recent issues, Scientific American magazine has been covering the special topic of Cities.  Orlando made it to the number two spot in their most recent list, Top 10 Cities for Technology.

The ranking is a compilation of many aspects and sources.  For example, Wired magazine ranked us number five on the Top 10 Tech Towns list, based on the (very scientific) attributes of having a lot of Craigslist posts, comic book stores, and Circuit City stores per capita.

Orlando's future Creative Village
Orlando also made Forbes magazine's list of Top 30 Most-Wired American Cities, earning the number four spot for having a high volume of broadband Internet users, providers, and public WiFi access spots. 

Other factors that influenced the ratings were the number and quality of engineering schools, as well as having an "active geek community."  Even our theme parks attract high-skill workers and produce quality tech-based products.  Looks like the Creative Village high-tech development is in good company.

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