Analysis: High-tech jobs gravitate toward Indy

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High-tech jobs are booming in Indianapolis and surrounding counties, but a new analysis shows outlying areas of the state aren't faring as well.

The Indianapolis Business Journal analyzed U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and found Indianapolis had 39 percent more jobs in science, technology, engineering and math in 2012 than in 2001.That's more than double the national growth rate of 17 percent.

The rest of the state saw an increase of just 10 percent. Muncie, Terre Haute, Fort Wayne and South Bend-Mishawaka had fewer STEM jobs in 2012 than in 2001.

Mark Schill of Praxis Strategy Group in North Dakota says it's common for high-tech workers to flock to urban areas from smaller communities or to college towns.

Information from: Indianapolis Business Journal 

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