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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

15,000+ Employed
in the IT Sector

Home to Google, Facebook,
DC Blox Data Centers

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.

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Reignite Alabama competition awards $150,000 to 4 promising startups

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama – Four Alabama businesses that have developed innovative ideas to combat challenges in the COVID-19 era have been awarded a share of $150,000 to bring their plans to life. The businesses, with ideas that range from an exposure notification app for COVID-19 and other viruses to a new concept to promote safety in…

Publication gives Alabama high marks for business climate, workforce training

In the 16th installment of its Annual State and Metro Rankings Report, Business Facilities rated Birmingham as the No. 1 mid-size metro area for its business climate, while Huntsville was No. 1 among small-size metros. Overall, Alabama ranked No. 4 for business climate. Alabama’s workforce development and talent attraction programs ranked No. 2 among the…

EDPA pivots with Reignite Alabama to target Covid-19 challenges

The EDPA will make a big pivot with its next cycle in response to Covid-19. The EDPA will use its Launchpad platform for a response competition – Reignite Alabama – to help deal with the economic impact of Covid-19. You can find details here. Reignite Alabama is defining four “wicked challenges” for the next applications.…

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