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.

Kansas City Compared to Peer Metro Average — Percent Change Since 2013

 

Kansas City Compared to Peer Metros — Growth & Level

KC Value KC Rank Top Ranked
Metro
Top Ranked
Metro Value
10th Ranked
Metro
10th
Ranked Value
Ranking
Trend
Level  2018 Q3 61,487 9  San Jose  300,270 St. Louis 61,179  9th
(up from 10th)
2017 Q3 59,710 10 San Jose 284,495 Kansas City  59,710
Growth* Percent Change 2017-18 3.9% 8 Orlando 7.2% Louisville 3.7% 8th
(down from 6th)
Percent Change 2016-17 4.5% 6 Charlotte 8.4% Jacksonville  4.2%

* 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 - 2018


High Tech Industry Employment - 2017