U.S. Midwest

Over the last several years, the Midwest has seen a boom to its growing tech sector. As more tech companies call the Midwest home, we must promote the growth to relevant stakeholders as well as advocate for smart policies to encourage expansion of the industry. CompTIA’s Midwest region, headquartered in Chicago, covers Illinois, Nebraska, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Kansas, Iowa, Michigan, Wisconsin, Missouri, Indiana, Ohio and Kentucky.

Some key Midwest figures from the CompTIA Cyberstates Report:

  • Michigan was the 5th fastest growing state in tech employment, with an increase of 8,100 new jobs in the sector.
  • Illinois’ high-tech industry ranks as the 8th largest Cyberstate where the tech industry employed 227,675 workers with a total payroll of $20.9 billion in 2014, an increase of approximately 18,000 jobs and $2.6 billion in just two years.
  • Kansas’s average tech industry wage in 2012 was $80,000, almost double the state’s average private sector wage. In Minnesota, 5.8 % of private sector workers consisted of tech employees.

Midwest Region State Government Affairs Events

  • September Midwest State Government Affairs Committee Conference Call

    September 29, 2017 11:00 AM
  • CompTIA State Tech Summit

    Scottsdale, Arizona
    October 11, 2017 - October 12, 2017

    Join us for the CompTIA 2017 State Tech Summit! This meeting is an excellent opportunity to network with CompTIA members and policy experts while setting state policy priorities and learning about the industry’s changing landscape for the coming year.

  • October Midwest State Government Affairs Committee Conference Call

    October 27, 2017 11:00 AM

Blog Posts

Press Releases

Creating IT Futures, Minneapolis Urban League & City of Minneapolis Bring IT-Ready Career Program Downtown

Apr 17, 2017

10 on Tech: CompTIA Highlights Strength of Illinois Technology Industry to Mark Information Technology Month

Apr 04, 2017

US Tech Sector Employment Approaches Seven Million

Apr 03, 2017