Wisconsin’s technology industry added over 3,900 new jobs in 2016, according to a recent analytical report by CompTIA.
That’s an increase of 4 percent over 2015, bringing the total number to 101,542. Tech-related occupations in other industries rose to 148,300.
“Growth in this sector is welcome news for Wisconsin,“ said Erik Iverson, managing director for the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation. “WARF manages patents on behalf of UW-Madison and ranks 7th among the world’s universities in U.S. patents issued. We’re proud of that contribution to Wisconsin which is made in partnership with the talent of UW-Madison inventors.”
The tech association’s “Cyberstates 2017” report also shows the tech sector made up around 5 percent — or $15.4 billion — of the state economy. On a national level, it contributed $1.3 trillion, or 7.5 percent of the U.S. economy. Read the full story here.