25 Recommendations for the 2013 America COMPETES Act Reauthorization

A robust reauthorization of the America COMPETES Act can boost U.S. economic competitiveness and growth.

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The America COMPETES Act, originally enacted in 2007 and reauthorized in 2010, has helped support the science, technology, and innovation enterprise that underpins U.S. economic growth. The impending 2013 Reauthorization of the America COMPETES Act affords an opportunity to introduce new or extend effective existing programs and initiatives related to: innovation and technology commercialization; federal institutional reforms to spur innovation; and science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education.

Revamping the U.S. innovation infrastructure and spurring additional investment in science and technology can help create the new products, processes, and industries that will drive economic development, job growth, and enhanced quality of life for American citizens. A robust reauthorization of the America COMPETES Act in 2013 can play an important role in bolstering the STEM education, scientific research, technology commercialization, and innovation activities that underpin U.S. economic competitiveness and growth.