Michigan has the potential to be a destination for a lot of things these days, from fisherman to urban farmers to IT nerds. No, no, no... Just kidding about the nerds comment. But, all jokes aside, Michigan is launching an initiative to boost up the growth of IT jobs. By bringing together different programs, organizations, and efforts, the hopes are to grow the sector here in the state and bring back the offshore jobs.
The state is launching a new initiative to attract and retain jobs and investment in information, communications and technology industries.
The New Economy Partnerships collaboration brings together, in some ways, disparate programs, organizations and efforts throughout the state, with the goal of making Michigan a destination for industry firms and services, said Ken Theis, director of the Michigan Department of Information Technology, or DIT.
He said the state hopes to capitalize on growth in the IT sector, a push to bring IT services back into the United States from offshore, and major federal investments under way in areas like broadband and health information technology.
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