TechPoint CEO on her job and the task of growing Indiana's tech sector

As the CEO and president of TechPoint, Ting Gootee is sure about one thing: Tech workers and digital innovation are key to the growth of Indiana’s economy — especially in advanced sectors such as agriculture, life sciences, manufacturing, and logistics. 

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that employment in computer and information technology jobs will grow 15% over the next decade, faster than the average for all other occupations. That increase equates to an additional 682,800 new jobs in coding, web and software development, computer science, cybersecurity and other areas.

Gootee, who was named last year to lead TechPoint, wants Indiana to keep pace with that growth by adding 41,000 tech workers by 2030. 

TechPoint, a nonprofit focused on promoting tech in Indiana, already has worker placement programs. But, Gootee said the pandemic heightened the need to supply tech workers across the sector and to other industries. 

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