Today the AeA released its 9th annual report Cyberstates 2006: A Complete State-by-State Overview of the High-Technology Industry. If you are a member the survey costs $95. If not, $195.
Some of the Minnesota highlights:
-Technology products exported 2004, $5.1 billion.
-Technology products exported 2005, $6.1 billion.
-#1 in the Midwest.
-#7 in the U.S.
-2004 high tech jobs, 125,400. An increase of 400.
-Average annual wage, $67,300.
Some of the national highlights:
-U.S. high-tech employment totaled 5.6 million in 2005, up by 61,100, or by one percent.
-California, Texas, New York, Florida, and Virginia led the nation in high tech employment in 2004.
-U.S. high-tech exports totaled $199 billion in 2005, up by four percent.
Good news for the national employment numbers as 2002 – 2004 saw declines.