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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.

IT News

Alabama cyber school is seeking potential students

Know a good student interested in computers, information systems or virtual reality? How about engineering? If you do, pass the word that the coming Alabama School of Cyber Technology is looking for potential students. To read more of the story go to: AL.com

Alabama Gov. Ivey Appoints Permanent IT Leadership

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey announced that Marty Redden’s temporary appointment as secretary of the Office of Information Technology would be permanent, effective immediately. Ivey appointed Redden to fill the state’s top IT role after the departure of Jim Purcell in June. Redden previously held managerial positions in the Department of Corrections, the Alabama Medicaid Agency…

More innovation and technology startups moving to Alabama

Alabama has quickly established itself as an attractive home for founders wanting to launch and grow startups. The state’s momentum in helping technology and innovation startups flourish was the focus of a panel discussion Oct. 25 during the Alabama Economic Growth Summit in Hoover. Britney Summerville, vice president of community involvement at Shipt, moderated the discussion and said…

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