A new study from policy group TechNet sheds some light on just how important the mobile app economy — and mobile broadband — are to America’s economy. The full study, titled “Where the Jobs Are: The App Economy,” is available here (PDF), but some of the highlights include:
• The App Economy is now responsible for over 466,000 jobs in the U.S., which is pretty amazing when you take into account the fact that it was only in 2007 and the release of the iPhone that the industry started.
• In December of 2011, Apple’s App store had over half a million active apps, which were uploaded by over 100,000 publishers.
• California, New York, and Washington State lead the charge in the App Economy, but more states are joining the part every day.
TechNet’s full study is worth digging in to.