About our numbers

Our Top 25 rankings are based on statistics from the Bureau of Economic
Analysis, which collected data on the number of federal civilian and military
jobs around the country. The data was broken down by county, and 2005 was
the most recent year available.

Our goal is to identify areas that can represent business opportunities for
contractors. Because no one collects data on government contractor jobs by
city or county, we focused on the number of government employees. Our premise
is that where there are a lot of government employees, there will be contractors
supporting them.

We eliminated counties in the Washington area because that region was by
far No. 1. Next we identified the major cities inside the counties, because the
cities are better known. For example, Colorado Springs, Colo., is in El Paso
County, Colo. We also combined some counties and cities into one listing, such
as Dallas, because the region stretches over multiple jurisdictions. We ranked
the cities by total government jobs.

We welcome your feedback; please e-mail nwakeman@1105govinfo.com.

Reader Comments

Please post your comments here. Comments are moderated, so they may not appear immediately after submitting. We will not post comments that we consider abusive or off-topic.

Please type the letters/numbers you see above

What is your e-mail address?

My e-mail address is:

Do you have a password?

Forgot your password? Click here


  • Dive into our Contract Award database

    In an exclusive for WT Insider members, we are collecting all of the contract awards we cover into a database that you can sort by contractor, agency, value and other parameters. You can also download it into a spreadsheet. Our databases track awards back to 2013. Read More

  • Navigating the trends and issues of 2016 Nick Wakeman

    In our latest WT Insider Report, we pull together our best advice, insights and reporting on the trends and issues that will shape the market in 2016 and beyond. Read More

contracts DB

Washington Technology Daily

Sign up for our newsletter.

Terms and Privacy Policy consent

I agree to this site's Privacy Policy.