Indianapolis is being recognized on Forbes’ list of "Cities Creating the Most Tech Jobs 2017." The list ranks the 53 largest metropolitan areas in the country by employment growth in tech industries and STEM jobs from 2006 to 2016.

The cities were also ranked based on growth from 2014 to 2016 "to give credit for current momentum." Forbes said STEM employment in Indianapolis has risen 18 percent since 2006 and the job county among tech companies increased 68 percent, "led by 1,700 percent growth at Internet-based businesses and 8,100 new jobs in custom programming and systems design."

The publication added many California-based companies expanding away from the west coast, using Salesforce’s decision to add 800 jobs in Indy as an example.

The top five metro areas ranked by Forbes include:

  1. San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, California
  2. Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, North Carolina
  3. Austin-Round Rock, Texas
  4. San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, California
  5. Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, Indiana

You can see more of the "Cities Creating the Most Tech Jobs 2017" list by clicking here.