13 Dec Madison’s tech sector growth has ‘strong momentum,’ Brookings expert says
Madison is one of the few cities making steady gains in its share of jobs, nationwide, that require a high level of computer skills, business leaders were told Wednesday.
But the city risks losing that distinction if it does not do a better job of bringing women and people of color into the highly valued tech industry.
Mark Muro, senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, a nonprofit think tank in Washington, D.C., was the keynote speaker at the Greater Madison Chamber of Commerce’s State of the Sector presentation Wednesday.
Muro, an expert on regional technology growth and economic development, said Madison “keeps popping up” for its strong performance on economic growth charts.