Florida Posts 2nd Fastest Tech Job Growth in the US

Posted by on April 21, 2006 at 12:10 pm.

The AeA just announced the results of their Cyberstates 2006 report and Florida had an impressive showing. Some fun stats include:

  • 265,500 high-tech workers (4th nationwide)
  • 19,800 high-tech establishments (3rd nationwide)
  • $11B high-tech exports, 1/3 of all FL exports (3rd nationwide)
  • 3rd nationwide for telecom services, communications equipment and engineering services employment

I expect these numbers are heavily influenced by defense spending and LatAm tech exports, but that provides a nice foundation and hiring pool for our growing venture-backed tech sector. Early stage dollars continue to be a missing piece of that puzzle, but we’re moving in the right direction…

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