March 2015 | Reports

The Massachusetts tech sector, a broad rubric that includes Big Data, mobile, robotics, cloud, security, and defense, has been on a roll since the Commonwealth began to climb out of the Great Recession. Technology jobs in Massachusetts have grown at a compounded rate of 3.3 percent since 2010 employing 209,000 people directly at the end of 2013, according to the Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council (Mass TLC) a leading tech trade group. Tech accounts for 19 percent of the Commonwealth’s jobs, when factoring in indirect and induced jobs, and about a quarter of the Massachusetts payroll. This discussion draft explores the challenges, opportunities, and vision for the technology sector in Massachusetts over the next decade.

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