Alabama is leading the way in the global tech race, excelling in modeling and simulation tech, cybersecurity, data infrastructure, defense software innovation, and new media. With a significant increase in job opportunities in computer systems design and management services expected in the next five years, the future looks bright. And while statistics speak volumes, the sheer potential for growth in Alabama’s tech sector resonates even louder. Which is why we don’t just like our chances—we’re confident that we’re on the winning side.


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Information technology

Alabama’s state-wide information technology solutions aim to enhance efficiency, security, and accessibility across state departments and agencies. Alabama invests in a robust network infrastructure, including high-speed internet access and secure data transmission capabilities, to connect government offices and to help ensure seamless communication.

With robust data security, the state is making certain that the protection of sensitive government data is a top priority.

Data centers

Alabama has emerged as a pivotal player in the transformative IT landscape, serving as a central conduit for businesses looking to harness the benefits of virtualization and cloud-based solutions.

Meta and Google have both invested in Alabama by establishing data centers, with Google operating one in Jackson County and Facebook opening a facility in Huntsville and investing in another in Montgomery. These facilities bolster the state’s technological infrastructure and contribute to local economic growth.

Cyber security

Cybersecurity researchers at Alabama universities are tackling complex security issues, including critical infrastructure protection, cloud security, forensics, big data, mobile device security, informatics, virtualization, and robotics.

Alabama hosts the National Computer Forensics Institute (NCFI) in Hoover, a cutting-edge facility providing premier cybercrime and electronic crime forensics training for law enforcement officers, prosecutors, and judges. Additionally, Alabama is home to the Alabama School of Cyber Technology and Engineering, the nation’s sole high school dedicated to integrating cyber technology and engineering across all academic disciplines.

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MONTGOMERY, Alabama — Governor Kay Ivey announced today that technology company Meta Platforms plans to open an $800 million data center in Alabama’s capital city that will support 100 operational jobs and build on the company’s previous investment in the state.

Why Alabama for Information Technology?

Why Alabama?

Alabama is a state of makers, builders, and doers. So, whatever you make or build, you can do it in Alabama. We’re a launching point for aerospace, aviation, and defense. A leader in automotive production. A home for startups, technology, and research breakthroughs. And drawing on our manufacturing roots, we’re helping to usher in the industrial evolution in America.

Alabama’s prime location in the South and on the Gulf Coast grants it nearly unlimited access to the national and international markets. Alabama sits within a one day drive to all of the South and its nearly 150M residents.

Alabama’s strong workforce is a major attraction for businesses worldwide, driven by our commitment to skill development. Industry leaders like Mercedes-Benz and Airbus have benefited from on-site training programs in partnership with state workforce agencies; and our state’s focus on education and industrial training through colleges further strengthens Alabama’s appeal to businesses.

Alabama’s business approach is very inviting, offering global companies incentives, tax benefits, a skilled workforce, and excellent real estate options. Low taxes, affordable utilities, and a reasonable cost of living boost profits, and the state ensure ideal site locations and attractive incentives for long-term success in Alabama.

Alabama’s Business Development Division actively seeks corporate investors, promotes global expansion for local companies, supports small businesses, and collaborates with various stakeholders for comprehensive investor support. The state also engages with communities to enhance competitiveness and contribute significantly to Alabama’s economic growth strategy, making the state attractive to investors, businesses, and job seekers.