» RELATED: Survey finds Georgia's youth leaning toward STEM careers
Researchers from the personal finance site compared the 100 largest metro areas using 17 key metrics, including highest math performance, highest stem employment growth and highest percentage of workforce in STEM. The factors were then categorized into three major sections: professional opportunities, STEM-friendliness and quality of life.
Seattle and Boston placed first and second, respectively, but Atlanta wasn’t too far behind at No. 10, overall. It was the only southern state to make the top 10.