Charlotte recently lost a title it earned last year as the nation's top "tech town." CompTIA, which compiled the "Tech Town Index," moved the Queen City out of the top five spots in this year's ranking.
The technology association put the Charlotte metro area at No. 6 on its list of top tech towns, stating that long-term job growth is among the reasons it missed a top-five ranking.
"In 2018, the Charlotte area showed signs of an 11% job growth over the next 5 years. That number has slipped just a bit. While the tech industry is still growing here, the growth projection by 2024 is now 9%. But don't let that fool you — this Tech Town is still putting its money where its mouth is," it said.
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