Which Cities Are Most Focused on Technology? The Top 27 U.S. Markets for per Capita IT/Tech Spending

Our Top 10 Cities by Technology Spend blog post was so popular, we decided to go back into the DiscoverOrg system and now find the top 27 cities with the highest per capita IT spend. This post highlights which cities are really technology focused.

We found a great mix of cities from around country, with some predictable leaders, but also quite a few surprises. Check out our list below and make sure to share via social media if your city is represented.

Rank City Technology Budget Population Largest Technology Spenders Per Capita Technology Spend
Rank City Technology Budget Population Largest Technology Spenders Per Capita Technology Spend
1 Washington DC $107,062,755,197 672,228 U.S. Department of Defense (DOD), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Defense Health Agency (DHA) $159,266
2 San Francisco CA $26,257,127,956 864,816 Wells Fargo & Company, Bechtel Corporation, PG&E Corporation $30,362
3 Boston MA $15,967,653,340 667,137 General Electric Company, Liberty Mutual Insurance Company, Commonwealth of Massachusetts $23,935
4 Houston TX $40,364,220,664 2,296,224 Phillips 66, Shell Oil Company, BP America Inc. $17,579
5 Dallas TX $17,866,857,862 1,300,092 AT&T Inc., Energy Transfer Partners, Southwest Airlines Co. $13,743
6 Detroit MI $8,979,091,388 677,116 General Motors Corporation, DTE Energy Company, BlueCross BlueShield of Michigan $13,261
7 Charlotte NC $10,029,869,968 827,097 Bank of America Corporation, Duke Energy Corporation, Nucor Corporation $12,127
8 Columbus OH $9,986,537,120 850,106 State of Ohio, Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company, American Electric Power Company, Inc. $11,747
9 Raleigh NC $4,814,826,706 439,896 State of North Carolina, North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, North Carolina Department of Transportation $10,945
10 Austin TX $10,088,340,807 931,830 State of Texas, Texas Education Agency, Texas Health and Human Services Commission $10,826
11 New York NY $90,939,525,137 8,550,405 Verizon Communications, JP Morgan Chase & Co., MetLife, Inc. $10,636
12 Milwaukee WI $6,057,253,163 600,155 Johnson Controls, Inc., Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company, ManpowerGroup $10,093
13 Nashville TN $6,499,817,520 654,610 State of Tennessee, HCA Inc., Bridgestone Americas $9,929
14 Chicago IL $26,416,920,435 2,720,546 Boeing Company, Health Care Service Corporation, Archer Daniels Midland Company $9,710
15 Indianapolis IN $8,088,706,250 853,173 Anthem, Inc., State of Indiana, Eli Lilly & Co. $9,481
16 Denver CO $5,472,670,191 682,545 State of Colorado, DaVita Inc., Liberty Global Inc. $8,018
17 Baltimore MD $4,533,223,342 621,849 Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Whiting-Turner Contracting Company $7,290
18 Louisville KY $4,464,553,835 615,366 Humana Inc., Yum! Brands, Inc., Kindred Healthcare, Inc. $7,255
19 Memphis TN $4,725,043,332 655,770 FedEx Corporation, International Paper Company, AutoZone, Inc $7,205
20 Seattle WA $4,814,700,552 684,451 Starbucks Corporation, Nordstrom, Inc., Expeditors International of Washington, Inc. $7,034
21 San Jose CA $7,117,632,291 1,026,908 Cisco Systems, Inc., Flex, PayPal $6,931
22 San Antonio TX $9,157,357,488 1,469,845 Valero Energy Corporation, H.E. Grocery Company, USAA $6,230
23 Portland OR $3,774,458,588 632,309 NuScale Power, LLC, Cambia Health Solutions, Inc., Precision Castparts Corporation $5,969
24 Philadelphia PA $7,500,058,650 1,567,442 Comcast Corporation, ARAMARK Corporation, Independence BlueCross $4,785
25 Phoenix AZ $5,636,404,804 1,563,025 Avnet, Inc, Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc., Honeywell Aerospace $3,606
26 San Diego CA $4,350,843,404 1,394,928 Qualcomm Incorporated, KYOCERA International, Inc., Sempra Energy $3,119
27 Los Angeles CA $8,019,509,459 3,971,883 Los Angeles County, AECOM, CBRE Group, Inc. $2,019

 

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