Outside the Box: Tech jobs are actually disappearing in 6 of the biggest 100 U.S. cities

The hope of tech-industry optimists for what former AOL chief and Revolution LLC founder Steve Case calls “the rise of the rest”—the spread of tech into the heartland—has gotten more urgent. With Donald Trump’s election reflecting an angry backlash against high-skill elites, many tech people are hoping the growth of tech jobs in “flyover country” will help tamp down raw feelings by allowing struggling Main Street communities to participate more fully in tech.

Some tech executives—provoked by Trump’s proposed travel bans and potential limits on H-1B visas—are even getting political, and wondering if some of their firms’ job creation can be strategically directed into Main Street cities to ease tensions and even flip the Electoral College.

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