Alabama Industries Information Technology
Alabama is an emerging hub for the information technology industry. Access to talent, partnerships with higher education, low costs of living and doing business create a rich ecosystem for the industry.
Alabama is home to numerous nationally known companies with major IT operations. Robust defense, finance/insurance and healthcare industries were the genesis of many of these companies.
Over $1 billion in annual revenue serving industries such as banking and finance, government, education, consumer products, GIS, and utilities automation.
The Internet Exchange in Montgomery is
one of only four in the Southeast
The National Computer Forensics Institute in Birmingham–Hoover MSA is a federally funded training center for digital evidence and cybercrime investigation
34 public universities and colleges
offering IT degrees
IT Operations that Call Alabama Home
Alabama’s Technical and Educational Leadership Supports Growth and Operational Savings
Alabama’s higher education system offers new and expanding companies access to excellent workforce training, state-of-the-art technology and innovation.
There are 29 four-year colleges and universities and 24 two-year community and technical colleges strategically located throughout the state, with 13 public four-year institutions and 21 public two-year institutions offering IT degrees. AIDT, Alabama’s #1 incentive, provides a total workforce delivery system at no cost to qualified employers. The state also provides a number of tax incentives designed to assist with a cost-effective start-up and providing continued operational savings.