Phoenix tied San Francisco for the best high-tech job growth among major North American markets over the past two years, according to a new report from CBRE. The report shows the Phoenix added 12,662 new high-tech jobs from 2012 to 2014. That is a 42.7% increase for the Valley’s tech sector, tying San Francisco for the top spot among the 30 largest North American markets. In terms of percentage growth, Phoenix had a higher rate than the likes of Austin (33%), Silicon Valley (27%), New York (22.6%) and Seattle (18.3%).

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