107-acre inno neighborhood coming to Kenosha | Kansas takes on cybersecurity | Pittsburgh’s rising tech sector

Former Chrysler plant to be home to innovation neighborhood

KENOSHA, WI–The Kenosha Common Council has adopted a master plan for an innovation neighborhood on the city’s 107-acre former Chrysler plant. The innovation neighborhood would include space for technology incubators and offices, education and research institutions, up to 1,300 housing units, commercial space, medical offices, and parks and natural areas.

Learn about regional Innovation districts on Wednesday, April 27 at 2PM ET. Join us (virtually) for a panel discussion from experts from the 16 Tech Community Corporation (Indianapolis), Oklahoma City Innovation District, and the Pittsburgh Innovation District. Click here to RSVP.

Kansas takes on cybersecurity

KANSAS–The state of Kansas has greatly improved its cybersecurity collaboration in the last year and was one of the states that participated in the National Governors Association policy academy on cybersecurity. In this podcast, Kansas Chief Information Technology Officer DeAngela Burns-Wallace explains the state’s approach to cybersecurity.

Pittsburgh’s rising tech sector

PITTSBURGH, PA–According to new data from the Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA), Pittsburgh has a net tech employment of over 60,000. The local tech industry makes up for $12.2 billion in economic impact, mirroring national trends by accounting for around 8.5% of the total local economy. Here’s the report that talks about Pittsburgh’s tech rise.