Birmingham named as one of America’s new tech hot spots by MarketWatch

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MarketWatch credited incubators like Innovation Depot for the rise in sustainable tech startups in Birmingham. (Photo via Innovation Depot Facebook)

Birmingham seems to be on everyone’s list these days. We’re a foodie haven, road trip destination and now, one of the country’s emerging tech hotspots. Read on to find out what business news website MarketWatch had to say.

Birmingham Tech Boom

On the MarketWatch list released this week, Birmingham ranked as the number two up and coming tech mecca in the country. The online business news source attributed the growth to many of the business incubation facilities that helped to launch our cities most successful startups.

Birmingham, Shipt
Did someone say successful tech startup? Looking at you, Shipt! (Photo via Shipt)

Here’s what MarketWatch had to say:

“The state’s most populous city, Birmingham, has also received a lot of attention for its recent growth in the tech sector. Through the work of Velocity Accelerator, the Innovation Depot, and others, the city has seen successful startups launch, such as grocery delivery service Shipt and Daxko, software for health and wellness organizations,” the article read.

Huntsville also shared the top spot with Birmingham on MarketWatch’s list.

Birmingham, Alabama, UAB Virtual Reality Studio
UAB electrical and computer engineering student Praise Daramola explores virtual reality via a VIVE PRO headset. (Photo via UAB News)

Cities Included on the List:

  1. Lincoln and Omaha, Neb.
  2. Huntsville and Birmingham, Ala.
  3. Ames and Des Moines, Iowa
  4. Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill, N.C.
  5. Kansas City and St. Louis, Mo.
MarketWatch is owned by the same company that owns The Wall Street Journal and Barron's Magazine. (Via MarketWatch)
MarketWatch is owned by the same company that owns The Wall Street Journal and Barron’s Magazine. (Via MarketWatch)

About MarketWatch

MarketWatch is an online publication covering financial and business news. The site reported last month it hit a record 33.3 million unique visitors in February 2018. It is subsidiary of Dow Jones & Company, a property of News Corp. Thanks for the shout out, MarketWatch!

Birmingham is quickly becoming one of the nation’s fastest growing tech hubs. (Photo submitted)

Here’s a collection of Birmingham related articles recently published in national publications:

Conde Nast – Conde Nast declares Birmingham has arrived
Trip Advisor – Birmingham named ‘up and coming foodie city’
Inc. – Birmingham ranks 37 on Inc. 50 Best Places in America for Starting a Business
Wine Enthusiasts – National publication Wine Enthusiast features Birmingham’s “top tier” drinking and dining hot spots
Nylon Magazine – Birmingham sparks attention 
Vogue Magazine’s  “the South’s Magic City”
Outside Magazine”s 25 Best Towns of 2017 edition.
The New York Times –“Birmingham is ready to surprise you.”
Washington Post – “best vacation destinations you’ve never considered” series.
CNN – “15 charming cities in the American South you may have overlooked.”

What list to you think we’ll be on next? Let us know on social @BhamNow!

Christine Hull
Christine Hull
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