April 4, 2019

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Tech Leaders to Promote Path to U.S. Global Innovation Leadership as part of TechNet Day 2019

18 CEOs and senior executives to participate in high-level meetings with lawmakers

Washington, D.C. — Technology CEOs and senior executives representing all parts of the innovation ecosystem will travel to Washington, D.C., on Thursday, April 4, for a series of meetings with the Trump Administration and Congressional leaders in both parties as part of the 18th annual TechNet Day.  Tech leaders will call on federal policymakers to prioritize policies that support the technology industry's efforts to create jobs and drive innovation.

The tech industry employs over 11.5 million Americans and contributes $1.6 trillion to the economy.  Policy decisions before Congress and the Administration that impact this job creation, business growth, and economic opportunity are more important than ever to supporting U.S. leadership in innovation.

"During TechNet Day, we look forward to meeting with policymakers to discuss the importance of policies that enable U.S. global innovation leadership.  American ingenuity has led the tech industry to employ millions and played a critical role in driving the U.S. economy.  In order for this trend to continue, lawmakers must come together to advance a pro-growth innovation agenda," said Linda Moore, President and CEO of TechNet.  "We are at an important junction on USMCA, trade negotiations with China, privacy, fostering a workforce ready for jobs of the future, and encouraging would-be entrepreneurs and high-skilled workers from around the world to choose the U.S. to start a business.  A strong innovation agenda is vital to the economy, and each of these policies will impact U.S. innovation leadership on the global stage."

About TechNet
TechNet is the national, bipartisan network of technology CEOs and senior executives that promotes the growth of the innovation economy by advocating a targeted policy agenda at the federal and 50-state level.  TechNet's diverse membership includes dynamic American businesses ranging from startups to the most iconic companies on the planet and represents over three million employees and countless customers in the fields of information technology, e-commerce, the sharing and gig economies, advanced energy, cybersecurity, venture capital, and finance.  TechNet has offices in Albany, Austin, Boston, Chicago, Olympia, Sacramento, San Francisco, Silicon Valley, Tallahassee, and Washington, D.C.

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