Arkansas was the first state in the nation to require all public and charter high schools to offer computer science courses. The “Learn to Code” program has resulted in a 400% increase in students enrolled in those classes. Roughly six and a half percent of the state’s workforce is in the technology sector and Arkansas is home to several large FinTech companies. Arkansas’s information technology industry represents about $2.63 billion in GDP.
$2.6BGDP From Information Technology Sector
520High-Tech Sector Workers Per Billion of GSP
6.5%High-Tech Share of Total Workforce