Lagniappe.com June 9, 2016

Tech Crunch Mobile works to shift focus to an emerging technology market

For most of its industrialized history, Mobile has been known as a city of heavy industry.  From imports and exports at the port to shipbuilding to, most recently, the aerospace industry, the city’s focus has always seemed to be on blue-collar jobs.

Increasingly, there has been a small shift to more technology-based jobs, which some may say has been driven by a need from some of the very manufacturers Mobile has been dependent upon over the years.  New co-working spaces and a number of tech-focused incubators are moving a 300-year-old city into the 21st century.

Southern Light, helmed by president and CEO Andy Newton, literally laid some of the groundwork for much of the focus on high-tech industry. Download the PDF to read more.