$5.1BGDP From Information Technology Sector
677High-Tech Sector Workers Per Billion of GSP
8.9%High-Tech Share of Total Workforce

Alabama has a rich history as a hub for aviation development and engineering, thanks in part to the Marshall Space Flight Center and military defense and aviation programs based in the state. Alabama also boasts a strong tech sector as roughly nine percent of the state’s workforce is employed in the technology sector and Alabama ranks 5th in the nation for federal research and development funding beating out both New York and Texas.