As the focal point for technology in south Alabama and the central Gulf Coast, the Mobile Area Chamber is helping transform the area’s economy to take advantage of strengths in four areas: software development, communications, IT manufacturing and services, and digital media.
Mobile is the home to an emerging technology ecosystem. The top seven technology companies by employment are home grown. Three other technology companies were ranked in the 2016 Inc. 5000. Some 158 technology companies employ more than 5,500 in the Mobile area.
The leading occupational job categories in the Mobile area include software and systems software developers, computer systems analysts, computer programmers, and computer user support specialists.
The Mobile area has three area universities/colleges offering 4-year bachelor’s and master’s degrees in various technology majors such as computer engineering, information systems and computer information systems. Additionally, four local colleges offer associates and certifications as network technician, computer-aided drafting and computer technology.