Springfield was recently ranked second in the nation among best cities for tech workers.
Financial data company Smart Asset analyzed a handful of factors to reach a conclusion in its fourth annual Best American Cities to Work in Tech study, ranking Springfield behind Columbus, Ohio.
The study looked at unemployment rates for workers with bachelor’s degrees, tech salaries and cost of living. Springfield ranked high because it has the eighth-lowest unemployment rate for workers with bachelor’s degrees at 1.6 percent, along with an average salary of $83,500 for tech workers and a cost of living 11 percent below the national average.
The company cautioned, however, that Illinois has a high income tax rate.