It’s one thing for a Detroit transplant to write an Op-Ed on why he moved to town for the tech talent. It’s one thing for a national publication to quote go-to experts on a budding tech hub. But it’s another thing altogether for the leading business- and employment-oriented social networking site to cull from its massive droves of data to confirm what everyone from FORBES to Fortune has been saying: Detroit may be The Next Silicon Valley.
And that is indeed what happened. The latest report from LinkedIn shows “the Motor City has become, to at least a tiny degree, a magnet for tech talent.”
Detroit’s tech sector has become robust enough to attract a net inflow of talent from rival cities such as Chicago and Houston. And this is one reason the City is confident in its run for the new Amazon headquarters.