Hoover is located in the heart of the fast-growing Southeastern United States. The city is home to Fortune 500 companies, tech companies, start-ups, and a federal cyber crime training center. The city has grown from just a few hundred persons when it was incorporated in 1967, to over 88,000 persons today. Over 50 foreign languages are spoken by Hoover residents, and more than 57% of the 25+ population has a bachelor's degree or higher. These are just a few of the reasons that Hoover embodies innovation.