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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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Alabama 1 of 3 states to sign on with Google, Apple for coronavirus contact tracing app

Alabama is one of three states to sign on with Google and Apple for a new contact tracing app designed to slow the spread of the coronavirus. Alabama, North Dakota and South Carolina have signed agreement with the tech giants to use the tracing technology to develop COVID-19 tracking apps. Twenty-two foreign countries have also…

University of Alabama Helping Fabricate Protection for Health Care Workers

The University of Alabama community has come together to help provide 3-D-printed personal protective equipment, or PPE, for health care workers locally and in the region. Two groups across three colleges on campus are producing face shields for health care professionals at University Medical Center, DCH Health System in Tuscaloosa and UAB Hospital. PPE, such…

How 4 innovative Alabama companies are responding to the COVID-19 outbreak

We’re all feeling the impact of COVID-19. A few Alabama companies—and winners of Alabama Launchpad, Economic Development Partnership of Alabama‘s (EDPA) early-stage seed fund program—are stepping up to help.  Here’s how! For more on the story please visit Bham Now Four Innovative Alabama Companies

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