It has become clear that the future of developed economies lies in advanced innovation industries—both in new tech industries and in many traditional industries that are being transformed by technology. Unfortunately, the technology economy has widened regional divides between a small number of dynamic, high-tech “superstar” metropolitan areas and most others. Rather than growing together, America’s metros have been growing apart.
State and Local
February 24, 2020
It has become clear that the future of developed economies lies in advanced innovation industries—both in new tech industries and in many traditional industries that are being transformed by
January 20, 2020
There is now a crisis of regional imbalance at a continental scale that is throwing off disturbing side effects that cry out for response.
December 9, 2019
The federal government should take aggressive steps to spur the development of more tech hubs in America’s heartland by identifying promising metro areas and helping them transform into self-sustaining innovation centers.
December 5, 2018
In a column for Government Technology Magazine, Daniel Castro outlines the steps state and local governments can take to ensure the businesses in their jurisdictions fully benefit from the transition to an AI economy.
September 1, 2018
In a column for Government Technology, Daniel Castro explains how states can improve the security of their government websites by implementing DNSSEC all state government domains.
August 27, 2018
A detailed review of 400 state government websites finds that while some states have much better sites than others, every state has room to significantly improve so that it better serves the public with easy and secure access to e-government services and information.
January 8, 2018
All states, but especially the laggards, would benefit from policies to attract more industry research funding, particularly as such funding appears to generate technology-based economic activity.
December 19, 2017
Data-driven solutions can help states cut costs and focus resources. Here’s how to get in on the action.
December 15, 2017
ITIF’s recent report found that tech-based startups make up a relatively modest 2 to 3 percent of all businesses and employ just 0.75 to 1.25 percent of the workforce.
December 11, 2017
Fact of the Week: Technology-Based Economic Development Programs Generated 1,300 Additional Tech-Based Jobs Per Year Between 1981 and 2000
For the average state, tech-based economic development programs provide an additional 1,300 tech-based jobs a year, while an additional year’s commitment to the SBIR provides 2,000 more jobs, writes John Wu in Innovation Files.