Praxis’s 2015 Metropolitan Tech-STEM Growth Index featured in Pittsburg Post Gazette

Yet another measure, the 2015 Metropolitan Tech-STEM Growth Index from Praxis Strategy Group, said San Jose grew its tech industry jobs 70.2 percent between 2004 and 2014 (second in the nation behind Austin, Texas, but from a much larger base to start with) compared with U.S. growth of 31 percent and Pittsburgh growth of 25.2 percent.

Pittsburg Post-Gazette: Pittsburgh vs. San Jose: Not the traditional rivalry

Praxis Analysis Featured in Forbes article on “The Cities Where Your Salary Will Stretch The Furthest 2015”

Praxis Strategy Group conducted an analysis for Forbes of the 53 largest metropolitan statistical areas, adjusting annual earnings by a cost factor that combines median home values from the U.S. Census (20%) with a measure of regional price differences from the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis (80%). The takeaway: When cost of living is factored in, most of the metro areas that offer the highest effective pay turn out to be in the less glitzy middle part of the country.

Kotkin & Schill: Forbes – The Cities Where your Salary will Stretch the Furthest in 2015

Praxis Research Featured in Report on the “Rise of Nation States”

Praxis Stategy Group’s research on regional growth was noted in a piece penned by Joel Kotkin and Wendell Cox for the Orange County Register. According to Praxis SG’s Mark Schill, ” half of the nation’s top fastest-growing tech economies” are in southern states, which Kotkin and Cox see a key note in the rise of a “resurgent U.S. Southeast and its burgeoning industrial base.” According to Kotkin and Cox, the rise of state and regional economic solutions in the face of federal gridlock make “understanding the sometimes-divergent economic and demographic trends of various states ever more important.”

Kotkin & Cox: Rise of the nation-states

Praxis STEM Analysis Highlighted in Indianapolis Business Journal

Praxis Strategy Group’s Mark Schill was featured in an Indianapolis Business Journal piece on the growth of science and technology jobs in Indiana.

“Indianapolis is somewhat of a sponge city for the whole region,” said Mark Schill, vice president of research at Praxis Strategy Group, an economic development consultant in North Dakota.

The situation in Indiana, Schill said, is common throughout the United States: States with one large city typically see their engineers, scientists and other high-tech workers flock to the urban areas from smaller towns.”

Praxis Trade Mission to Ghana Receives Media Attention

Praxis Strategy Group’s January, 2014 trade mission to Ghana received mention in a Fargo Forum article discussing North Dakota’s efforts to strengthen economic connections to the rapidly growing Ghanaian market. According to the Forum, “The North Dakota Trade Office is leading a multi-sector Read More

Praxis Great Lakes Report Featured in the Wall Street Journal

The Wall Street Journal featured an excerpt from our recent report on the Great Lakes Region.The excerpt comes from another piece at The American featuring some of our migration analysis of cities in the region, titled “Right in the Middle: The Midwest’s Growth Lessons for America.”

The piece ran in the April 26th edition of the Wall Street Journal.

The report was also featured on, as sister site of RealClearPolitics.

WSJ: Notable & Quotable: Joel Kotkin, Mark Schill and Ryan Streeter on the economic revival of the Midwest.