Western community banks that rely heavily on commercial real estate lending could be at risk if a slowdown in high-tech job growth persists, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. warns.

In a report released last week, the FDIC singled out four "high-tech cluster" markets-San Jose, Calif.; Sacramento; Portland, Ore.; and Salt Lake City/Provo-where banks with less than $1 billion of assets are unusually dependent on commercial real estate and construction lending.

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