3/27/01 - According to TrendWatch, the largest concentration of Web designers and developers in the United States--4.8% of them--is found in the Washington DC metro area. That even beats out the San Francisco Bay Area. However, the number one geographical area for Webmasters is 3,000 miles away in Los Angeles--4.1% of them are based in the City of Angels.
Why should you care?
Washington DC--who woulda thunk it? Regardless of where Web designers, Webmasters--or any other creative service providers--may be, if you want to sell hardware, software, or services to these folks, it helps to know where they are. Sometimes it's obvious--Raccoon's Pancreas, Montana, would not be a big Webmaster market--but sometimes it's less so. Knowing where your markets are lets you focus your marketing and selling more effectively. Unless you're relying solely on Web banner ads, that is.
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