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The Importance of the IT Sector

This economic sector plays an important part in virtually every aspect of our lives.

I’m talking about the information technology sector, or IT. The IT sector is made up of companies producing software, hardware or semiconductor equipment, and companies providing internet or related services. According to numerous sources, these companies are leading the economic growth we currently experience.

Think about your daily life. How important is your computer or your handheld smart device? There are specialized software programs that make running certain businesses easier. There is a world of Apps we rely on for everything from instant news and weather forecasts, to travel planning and help in selecting shopping and dining experiences.

Locally, we are experiencing solid growth in all things technology and making a name for ourselves in the process. Several companies have expanded their IT workforce and here are some other examples.

Southeast Missouri State University is dominating state-wide cyber security contests recently winning its eighth title in a row. Their coaching helped a group of students from Cape Central do the same at the high school level.

Codefi continues to influence our area in many ways and across multiple age groups. Their coding camps are in several regional middle schools and producing great results. And, of course, many of the start-ups to come out of Codefi regularly make a difference in our community.