GREEN BAY – Wisconsin companies are making a push to spread the word: There are numerous information technology jobs available in the state.

Businesses say they need IT and technology professionals and those jobs exist in cities large and small and don’t require moving to San Francisco or Boston. It’s a field expected to continue growing.

“If you want a job right out of college making a good income, software engineering is the way to go,” said Brian Hicks, the learning and development manager at Skyward, a Stevens Point software developer. “It is absolutely booming.”

Microsoft is making an investment in eastern Wisconsin with the Green Bay Packers in TitletownTech, an innovation center expected to bolster tech sector jobs and startups.

Sheboygan is jumping into the pursuit of the tech economy with the development of an innovation district designed to bring businesses, students, educators and entrepreneurs together while the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay and its partners are building a $15 million innovation center focused on introducing young people to STEM careers (science, technology, engineering and math).

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