The Digital Road to Recovery: A Stimulus Plan to Create Jobs, Boost Productivity and Revitalize America

Wednesday, January 7, 2009 - 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM
The National Press Club
529 Fourteenth Street, NW First Amendment Lounge
Washington, DC, DC 20005
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As Congress considers a substantial stimulus package to get the economy moving, investing in new economy digital infrastructures will provide significant opportunities not just for short-term stimulus and job creation, but also longer term economic and social benefits. Please join us for the release of the ITIF report, The Digital Road to Recovery: A Stimulus Plan to Create Jobs, Boost Productivity and Revitalize America. The report provides a detailed analysis and estimate of the short-term jobs impacts of spurring investment in three critical digital networks: broadband, the smart grid (making the electric distribution system intelligent) and health IT, and outlines policy steps to spur this investment.

Panelists: 
Robert D. Atkinson
President
Information Technology and Innovation Foundation
Presenter
Stephen Ezell
Director of Global Innovation Policy
Information Technology and Innovation Foundation
John Irons
Research and Policy Director
Economic Policy Institute
Respondent
Bracken Hendricks
Senior Fellow
Center for American Progress
Respondent