Quick 2010 Tech Facts:

  • 2010: 24,900 high-tech establishments (SFTA is ranked 3rd nationwide)
  • 2010: FL ranks #5 in high-tech employment (after CA, TX, NY and VA)
  • 2010: High tech payroll of $18.6 billion (ranked 8th Nationwide)
  • FL ranks #1 in computer training employment
  • FL ranks #3 in Internet and telecommunications services employment

Source for all above information click here, 2010 are latest figures available.

Florida Facts

  • After CA, Florida places the most cities on “America’s Most Wired Cities” list
  • Orlando ranks #4 and Miami ranks #6 (ahead of New York, San Francisco and Los Angeles)

Source for information click here.

Quick Facts

The first Personal Computer (IBM PC) was created in Boca Raton, FL in 1981 by IBM

The first smartphone (IBM Simon) was also created in South Florida by IBM and released in1993 (sold by BellSouth)

About the SFTA

The South Florida Technology Alliance (SFTA) promotes the growth, success and awareness of the regional technology community. Through events, networking, programs and education, we provide south Florida’s technology-related companies, academic institutions, entrepreneurs, governments and related organizations with an active forum to grow the business of technology in our region.


Become an individual member, a company member or a sponsor of an SFTA event today!

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