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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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The FBI last week said it had nine buildings under construction at Redstone Arsenal, the first projects in a two-decade plan for a “college campus-like” footprint in its expansion within the Army base’s gates in Huntsville. That growth could stretch for decades, according to David Schlendorf, the FBI’s associate executive assistant director told Huntsville business…

Did you know startup starts are booming in Alabama right now because of COVID?

Back before anybody had ever heard of the novel coronavirus, we were closely following all the startup activity here in the Birmingham area. Now, 7.5 months later, we’ve been hearing rumblings of an uptick in startups due to COVID. Keep reading to find out what we learned. Consider the source(s) Greg Barker, EDPA, Will Wright,…

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…

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