JUL 22, 2021 | US
What Data Point Will Tell Us Most About the Closing of the Digital Divide?
Protocol, July 22, 2021
By Kevin McAllister
From Victoria Espinel, President and CEO at BSA | The Software Alliance: "One of the key lessons of the past year is this: Software is growing jobs all across the country — and we have research showing big jumps in software jobs even during the pandemic. Growing those tech jobs, including beyond the traditional tech hubs, requires the right kind of connectivity.
As officials work to close the digital divide, we'll be watching to see how software jobs continue to grow outside traditional tech hubs — in places like New Mexico, Idaho and Tennessee. That's how we'll ensure that every part of America has the ability to take advantage of the tremendous growth in computing jobs and the use of software tools to address local challenges and improve local economies."
BSA | The Software Alliance (www.bsa.org) is the leading advocate for the global software industry before governments and in the international marketplace. Its members are among the world’s most innovative companies, creating software solutions that help businesses of all sizes in every part of the economy to modernize and grow.
With headquarters in Washington, DC, and operations in more than 30 countries, BSA pioneers compliance programs that promote legal software use and advocates for public policies that foster technology innovation and drive growth in the digital economy.