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

  • Midwest State Government Affairs Committee Conference Call - September

    September 28, 2018 11:00 AM
  • October Midwest State Government Affairs Committee Conference Call

    October 12, 2018 11:00 AM
  • 2018 CompTIA Tech Summit

    National Harbor, MD
    October 17, 2018 - October 18, 2018
  • Midwest State Government Affairs Committee Conference Call - October

    October 26, 2018 11:00 AM
  • November Midwest State Government Affairs Committee Conference Call

    November 9, 2018 11:00 AM

Blog Posts

Press Releases

CompTIA Advocacy Webinar Examines the Future of the Online Marketplace

Jul 02, 2018

U.S. Technology Exports Totaled $322 Billion in 2017, Supported 800,000+ Jobs, New CompTIA Analysis Reveals

May 30, 2018

Technology Industry’s Impact Felt in US Economic Growth, Workforce Gains

Mar 27, 2018