It might not be the first place that comes to mind when you think about technology and innovation, but the government, schools, and entrepreneurs of Kentucky are working hard to change that. Offering lucrative tax incentives to expanding tech companies and support for businesses in other industries looking to improve their own use of technology, Kentucky is striving to make technology jobs like software engineering plentiful.
The challenge now is finding qualified engineers to take those positions. The Kentucky technology sector is projected to grow more than 12 percent in the next decade, but the state isn’t producing enough talent to meet demand. This has made computer science one of the most popular fields of study at Kentucky schools, providing plenty of opportunities for aspiring software engineers.