Alabama

  • Jobs
    • The motion picture and television industry supported 3,283 direct jobs and 1,053 production-related jobs.
    • The software industry supported 26,964 direct jobs and 51,582 jobs in total.
    • Local television supported 18,680 jobs.
    • Local radio supported 12,450 jobs.
    • The app economy supported 39,000 jobs in the computing workforce.
  • Wages
    • $171.81 million in wages generated from the motion picture and television industry
    • $40.64 million earned by new media and internet creators.
    • In the local app economy, the average computing salary is $85,466.
  • State Economic Impact
    • Local software industry contributed $3.635 billion to the state’s GDP.
    • Local television contributed $8.5 billion to U.S. GDP.
    • Local radio contributed $5.66 billion to U.S. GDP.
  • Copyright Registrations [2011-2017]
    • Total Registrations: 22,400
      • Visual Arts: 1,721
      • Performing Arts: 5,494
      • Sound Recording: 4,684
      • Literary Works Works: 10,501
  • Creative Community By The Numbers
    • 7 video gaming companies.
    • 3,775 music publishers and 18,896 songwriters
    • 286 local commercial radio stations
    • 34 local commercial T.V. stations
    • 99 newspaper publications
    • 1,670 graphic designers
    • 480 photographers
  • Creative Spotlight
    • Notable creator who hail from the state of Alabama:
      • Courtney Cox, actor
      • Octavia Spencer, actor
      • Channing Tatum, actor
      • Lionel Richie, singer
      • Robin Roberts, TV journalist
      • Harper Lee, novelist
      • Nat King Cole, jazz pianist/singer-songwriter
      • Hank Williams, singer and songwriter
  • The top 5 Alabama daily newspapers by circulation are The Birmingham News, Mobile Press-Register, The Huntsville Times, The Tuscaloosa News, and Montgomery Advertiser.
  • Books-A-Million, the bookstore chain is headquartered in Birmingham
  • Selma and Get Out were filmed in Alabama.
  • The novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, takes place in Alabama.

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