KC Tech Council Releases Fourth Installment Of Tech Workforce Data Report, KC Tech Specs

KC Tech Council’s KC Tech Specs v4 outlines tech workforce data and highlights successes and opportunities to elevate the region’s industry


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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (May 26, 2021) -- The KC Tech Council today released KC Tech Specs V4, a comprehensive report on the impact and progress of the technology industry in Kansas City. After a particularly challenging 2020, Kansas City’s tech industry proved to be resilient as ever before, grabbing the #3 spot among US metro area in tech jobs added by percentage in 2020. The report is available in its entirety at KCTechSpecs.com.

Today’s launch event was held virtually at 9 a.m., and featured remarks from Gov. Laura Kelly (KS), Gov. Mike Parson (MO), industry leaders and one of the first hired apprentices from the Apprenti KC tech apprenticeship program. A video recording of that event is available upon request.

The report outlined three primary takeaways.

  1. Cementing our Resiliency:  Kansas City’s tech industry is ranked third in the nation, behind only San Francisco and Austin in percentage of tech job gains in 2020, with nearly 103,000 jobs in the region.
  2. Revealing our Shortcomings: Our region’s industry has an opportunity to increase Diversity, Equity and Inclusion efforts. KC Tech Council is pleased to participate in this action through efforts like our Apprenti KC tech apprenticeship program.
  3. Resetting our Vision: The post-pandemic workforce landscape will be different, but what should companies measure to track success in “The Great After”?

The KC Tech Council, which works to solidify Kansas City as a leading national tech hub, partnered with RSM US LLP to assemble the final report with data from sources including CompTIA, Code.org, JobsEQ and more.

About KC Tech Council

The KC Tech Council is the voice of Kansas City's tech industry. It serves as the regional advocate for the tech industry, comprised of 160+ member and sponsor companies ranging from large enterprises to small businesses. Advocacy work is focused around three strategic pillars: industry access and connectivity, public policy advocacy at every level of government, and workforce development.

In conjunction with strategic partners, active stakeholders and unique cultural and lifestyle advantages, the KC Tech Council elevates Kansas City as a leading technology hub. www.kctechcouncil.com