In the summer of 1995, executives from several local software companies met to discuss common challenges facing the industry here in the Capital Region, and ways the firms could work together to capitalize on industry opportunities. They learned that the regional software industry was growing, and that as the industry grew, more opportunities would be available to each company.
The Tech Valley Software Alliance was initiated to respond to the needs of the growing software industry in the Capital Region - which now includes more than 250 technology companies and more than $300 million in sales and revenues. Local software companies, in partnership with the Center for Economic Growth and area colleges and universities, made it their mission to grow the software industry to $1 billion in sales by the year 2004. The Alliance was guided by a steering committee that is comprised of the region's leading software executives.