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High-tech disconnect

Jim McKelvey’s coding boot camp isn’t filling as many desks as he’d hoped. The tech billionaire’s nonprofit LaunchCode has placed only 31 people in IT jobs in its first year in South Florida. By contrast, in its first year in McKelvey’s hometown of St. Louis, LaunchCode matched 130 people with tech jobs. South Florida has, at times, attracted clusters of high-technology firms, including Citrix Systems, Terremark Worldwide, Brightstar Corp. and Ultimate Software. And relative newcomers, including Modernizing Medicine, Uber and Magic Leap have announced hiring plans.

By: Eleazar David Meléndez on in News