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Know your numbers: Some facts about tech employment in South Florida

InternetCoast collects and compiles relearch and statistics about Florida's tech industry employment, venture capital, SBIR grants and STEM education, among other topics on icoast.com. It recently released a “Facts about South Florida’s High Tech Industry” Report as well as a “Facts about Florida’s High Tech Workforce” Report.  The South Florida report includes an analysis of STEM occupation employment and high tech industry employment during the period 2008 – 2014. 

Report highlights include:

  • ·       Approximately 86,600 people were employed in STEM occupations in 2014, accounting for 3.4 percent of all jobs in South Florida.
  • ·       Miami-Dade County companies employed the most STEM workers in 2014 (34,000)
  • ·       3.9 percent of Palm Beach County workers were employed in STEM occupations in 2014
  • ·       9,466 South Florida high-tech industry business locations employed 77,807 tech and non-tech employees in 2014
  • ·       Non-STEM occupations and non-high tech industry employment is growing at a faster pace than STEM occupation and high tech industry employment

A summary of the South Florida and statewide reports are available at the InternetCoast “Florida Innovation Highlights” web portal at http://www.icoast.com/main/florida-innovation-highlights/