US Tech companies face a giant tech talent gap - it’s projected that 1 million jobs in programming alone will go unfilled by 2020. The Marquette Tech District educates, attracts, and retains driven, talented youth and adults to help fill this need.

To help tech-focused companies thrive, we leverage all relevant resources and value-oriented programming that continues to develop the much needed talent.


Software Developers

The Cape Area Chamber of Commerce and Codefi, along with local software developers support CodeCape - a new initiative to provide informal education and competitions to link aspiring coders with local experts.

Startup Economy

1ST50K is a startup competition that helps turn innovative startup ideas into scalable ventures. The competition offers tech startups extensive support from a broad business network, pro-bono development services, and up to $50,000 in cash grants to entrepreneurs to establish or locate their business in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. Additional programs to support entrepreneurs are available at Codefi.

My Talent Hub

To help tech-focused companies thrive, Marquette Tech District will provide an online portal to match companies and talent.