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MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - Montgomery is one of the leading Information Technology Centers in the country, thanks to the Gunter Annex of Maxwell Air Force Base.

That's why for the 23rd straight year, the Air Force IT conference is in Montgomery this week, touching hundreds of area high school students in the process.  The conference features more than 5,000 IT professionals and nearly three dozen of the leading edge technology companies in the world.  

Gunter is a big reason why Montgomery's Robert E. Lee High School now has an IT career academy.

Gunter personnel track the medical records and deliver IT solutions 24/7 to more than a quarter million Air Force personnel.

The information the people at Gunter provide to military commanders provides a key edge in the fight in Afghanistan and Iraq.  

For our region, the Gunter Annex employs more than 2,000 IT professionals and provides a similar economic boost to the region as Hyundai. 

We encourage local colleges and universities to continue to respond to the growing IT needs and potential needs in our region by tailoring curriculums to meet these needs. 

Keeping the River Region an IT Center for our nation is one more asset in our diversified offerings as a community.

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