Michigan has the potential to be a destination for a lot of things
these days, from fisherman to urban farmers to IT nerds. No, no, no...
Just kidding about the nerds comment. But, all jokes aside, Michigan is
launching an initiative to boost up the growth of IT jobs. By bringing
together different programs, organizations, and efforts, the hopes are
to grow the sector here in the state and bring back the offshore jobs.
The state is launching a new initiative to attract and retain jobs
and investment in information, communications and technology
The New Economy Partnerships collaboration brings together, in some
ways, disparate programs, organizations and efforts throughout the
state, with the goal of making Michigan a destination for industry
firms and services, said Ken Theis, director of the Michigan Department
of Information Technology, or DIT.
He said the state hopes to capitalize on growth in the IT sector, a
push to bring IT services back into the United States from offshore,
and major federal investments under way in areas like broadband and
health information technology.
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