The Madison Region has experienced a meteoric rise in information technology over recent years, earning a reputation as an emerging IT hub.
Hailed by Forbes Magazine as one of America’s top five locations for information jobs, the Madison Region is quickly becoming a hotbed for IT companies and talent. In an era of constantly evolving technology, the occupations in the Madison Region’s IT sector are critical components of successful operations across a broad spectrum of businesses. With IT-intensive industries employing nearly 18,000 throughout the eight counties, this growing regional sector serves as a launching point for entrepreneurs in creative, technology-driven start-ups. Growth in incubator and co-working spaces offer opportunities for start-up and small companies, while our quality of life amenities attract innovative IT talent to the area. Learn more.
Healthcare Information Technology
Computer Systems Design
Direct-to-Consumer and Specialty Retail
30.67% industry growth from 2010-2015
$42,824 average annual wage
971 industry-applicable degrees and certificates conferred in 2014-2015
from higher education institutions in and around the Madison Region
Employment | 1.7
Establishment | 0.95
Source: Emsi 2016.2