Idaho ranks No. 2 in tech sector growth

BOISE, Idaho — Thanks to large employers like Micron, Idaho has the second-fastest-growing tech sector in the country behind Utah, the Idaho Business Review reports.

Idaho’s tech sector grew by 6.3 percent between 2014 and 2015, according to CompTIA’s 2016 Cyber States Report.

The state saw an increase of 1,925 technology jobs in 2015 to a total of 32,600. Tech jobs in Idaho had an average wage of $90,400, which is 136 percent larger than the average wage in Idaho, according to the report.

Most of the jobs, 8,500, are in semiconductor manufacturing for companies like Micron and On Semiconductor, 7,600 are in research and development testing labs such as those for the Idaho National Laboratory and companies like HP and Micron, and 3,700 are in computer systems design at medium-size companies like TSheets and new startups.

READ MORE of this story at Idaho Business Review by Benton Alexander Smith. Photo courtesy of Micron Technology.

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