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  2017 60,241 10  San Jose  288,939 Kansas City 60,241  10th
(no change)
2016 57,924 10 San Jose 272,074 Kansas City  57,924
Growth* Percent Change 2016-17 4.6% 5 Charlotte 8.1% Austin 3.9% 5th
(up from 11th)
Percent Change 2015-16 3.9% 11 Charlotte 8.7% Denver  4.1%

* 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 - 2017


High Tech Industry Employment - 2016



Kansas City Compared to Peer Metros — Growth

High Tech Industry Employment - Percent Change 2016-17


High Tech Industry Employment - Percent Change 2015-16