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From Worst To First: Here’s How Each State Ranks For Finding Tech Talent In 2021

Rick Whiting

Looking for highly skilled technology workers? CRN’s annual Best States project ranks all 50 states for finding and hiring technology employees.

No. 49: West Virginia (No. 47 in 2020)

Workforce Experience and Education Rank: 49

State Employment and Economy Rank: 47

Tech Industry Employment: 30,130

Tech Worker Average Salary: $73,410

Technology GDP/GRP accounts for only 3.6 percent of West Virginia’s total GDP/GRC, No. 48 among the states.

With 69,661 businesses and only 266 solution providers, the Mountain State is No. 3 in the number of potential business customers per solution provider (262.0).

 
Rick Whiting

Rick Whiting has been with CRN since 2006 and is currently a feature/special projects editor. Whiting manages a number of CRN’s signature annual editorial projects including Channel Chiefs, Partner Program Guide, Big Data 100, Emerging Vendors, Tech Innovators and Products of the Year. He also covers the Big Data beat for CRN. He can be reached at rwhiting@thechannelcompany.com.

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