U.S. News and World Report lists the Top Ten Places for Tech Jobs. The list includes: Atlanta, Boston, Houston, Huntsville, New Yok, Phoenix, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, Washington. It’s an interesting list, and I thought I would do a patent search for inventors based out of these cities. Here are the results I obtained and a chart that lists the patents for each area. The West Coast is still dominant with the top three and nearly 60% of the total share of patents. The East Coast is not doing too shabby with nearly 20%. I was surprised by the relatively large share of Houston and Phoenix. It’s nice to see some other areas of the Nation gaining some traction in the high tech sector. My main question is, why didn’t the Research Triangle of the Durham North Carolina area make the list?