High Tech


Tech Jobs in CA1


State with Most Tech Business Establishments1

High Tech

California is the global leader in technological innovation. California’s tech workforce is 1.88 million strong – nearly twice as many as the next ranked state – and added more jobs than any other state since 2010. Technology-based businesses from custom software services to tech manufacturing call California home, more than anywhere else in the nation. And no state’s tech industry is as productive as California’s, accounting for over a quarter of the national tech productivity alone1.

When it comes to developing the newest technologies, there is no better place than California. Seven of the world’s top ten AI investors are based in California2 and nearly half of all venture capital dollars in AI went to California3. The nation’s #1 rated university programs for computer science4 and the nation’s largest and most diverse network of public universities are right here5. With continued investments in integrated K-16 education and expanded broadband, California will stay at the forefront of emerging tech.

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$37.5B Computer & Electronics Exports in 20206

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4 National Labs7

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16 of the Nation’s Top Programs in Cybersecurity8

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California Competes Tax Credit

The California Competes Tax Credit is an income tax credit available to businesses who want to relocate, stay, or grow in California. Our team provides no-cost consultations to see if your business qualifies.

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Research & Development Tax Credit

A business may qualify for an income tax credit if it paid for or incurred qualified research expenses while conducting qualified research activity in California. Qualified research expenses include wages, supplies, and contract research costs.

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Employment Training Panel

The Employment Training Panel (ETP) provides funding to employers for training that upgrades the skills of their workers.