This multi-part, data-driven series explored the intersection of race, economic mobility and tech careers with a focus on individuals earning $200,000 — the income needed to become an accredited angel investor — across comparable markets. The series asked: Who makes $200,000 in Technical.ly's five markets, and how did that group change over the past 10 years? What does a rise or decline of high earners mean for a city and its startup ecosystem? How do tech careers and entrepreneurship contribute to economic mobility?

This series used data compiled for Technical.ly by Resolve Philly Data Editor Julie Christie. Check out her methodology via GitHub.



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