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Report: North Carolina Ranks No. 1 for IT Jobs

A new report compares tech job trends across the United States between 2010 and 2015, ranking North Carolina in the top-tier of key metrics like IT occupations, infrastructure and educational opportunities.

by The Star, Shelby, N.C. / February 13, 2017
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(TNS) -- The N.C. Technology Association’s 2017 ‘State of Technology’ report ranks North Carolina first in the United States for Information Technology employment growth and the percentage of women in the sector’s workforce.

The report compares tech job trends across the United States between 2010 and 2015, ranking North Carolina in the top-tier of key metrics like IT occupations, infrastructure and educational opportunities.

Rep. Jason Saine, R-Lincoln, chairman of the House Appropriations Committee on Information Technology, released a statement:

“North Carolina ranking No. 1 for IT employment growth is no fluke – we are attracting innovators and technology companies thanks to corporate and personal income tax relief, as well as regulatory reforms that make our state more competitive under conservative leadership in the General Assembly.

“In such an exciting time for North Carolina’s economy, state lawmakers must continue to find ways to create opportunities for long-term growth in the critical sector of technology jobs. I’m proud our state is emerging as a leader in IT opportunities and offers our growing population quality employment in this key industry.

“I look forward to finding ways to maintain North Carolina’s top-tier tech ranking through streamlined tax and regulatory reforms that get government out of the way so our businesses can continue to thrive.”

©2017 The Star (Shelby, N.C.) Distributed by Tribune Content Agency, LLC.