WBHM: Mississippi wants more tech jobs. Here’s what it can learn from Alabama’s tech success

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Many states rely on tech jobs to boost their economy. Yet, It’s easy to think tech has already passed Mississippi and Louisiana.

Only 4.2% of Louisiana’s workforce has a tech job, the second-lowest number in the country. Mississippi holds last place.

Yet technology historian Margaret O’Mara believes it’s not too late. She points out that 100 years ago, Silicon Valley was a farming region.

Read the full article at WBHM.


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