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, and IT manufacturing and services.
The Mobile area’s tech companies include small start-ups such as Swift Biotechnology, e-worc and MapuSoft Technologies. Other small, locally funded tech start-ups have grown into large companies employing more than 100 professionals. Those include Southern Light, CenraLite Systems, Xante and The SSI Group.
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 cyber assurance. Additionally, four local colleges offer associates and certifications as network technician, computer-sided drafting and computer technology.