Ideas — Systems

Innovative Industries: High-tech Industry Employment

High-tech industries are typically leaders in adopting innovative technologies. The Kauffman Foundation developed a definition of such industries based on standard industrial classification codes. The employment in these industries was aggregated for each metro.

KC Value KC Rank Top Ranked
Metro
Top Ranked
Metro Value
10th Ranked
Metro
10th
Ranked Value
Ranking
Trend
Level  2015 59,196 10  San Jose  288,818 Kansas City 59,196  10th
(no change)
2014 56,088 10 San Jose 270,906 Kansas City  56,088
Growth* Percent Change 2014-15 4.4% 8 Memphis 9.2% Oklahoma City  4.2% 8th
(down from 5th)
Percent Change 2013-14 4.8% 5 Austin 8.2% Denver  3.7%

* Growth is calculated based on a 3-year moving average of the original data to reduce the influence of temporary, random or one-time events.

Source: Jobs EQ
Excel data: Innovative Industries: High-tech Industry Employment

 

 

 

Kansas City Compared to Peer Metros — Level

High Tech Industry Employment - 2015


High Tech Industry Employment - 2014



Kansas City Compared to Peer Metros — Growth

High Tech Industry Employment - Percent Change 2014-15


High Tech Industry Employment - Percent Change 2013-14