News Clips

December 9, 2019
As ABC News reports, the majority of job growth in high-tech industries is concentrated in just a handful of metropolitan areas in the United States, and this regional divide drives "national inequality" as the rest of the nation struggles to keep up, according to a new report from ITIF and the Brookings Institution. 
December 9, 2019
As the Wall Street Journal reports, the forces that are driving the nation’s top technology talent to just a handful of cities have intensified in recent years, leaving much of the nation behind as the U.S. becomes a more digital economy, according to a new study from ITIF and the Brookings Institution. 
December 9, 2019
Tech-based economic growth has become so concentrated in the top 5% of metro areas that experts from ITIF and the Brookings Institution are proposing a federal push to jumpstart new tech hubs in the heartland, Axios reports. 
December 9, 2019
As the New York Times reports, a report from ITIF and the Brookings Institution argues that a broad federal push is needed to spread the business of invention beyond the 20 cities that currently dominate it.
December 9, 2019
As the Washington Post reports, just five metro areas — Boston, San Diego, San Francisco, San Jose and Seattle — snapped up 90 percent of the 256,063 tech jobs created from 2005 to 2017, according to a joint report from ITIF and the Brookings Institution.
December 5, 2019
As Eline Chivot told Euractiv, “There are worrying signals that the EU is falling behind the US and China in technology development – only 20% of European SMEs demonstrate digital intensity. Ethical discussions shouldn’t sidetrack us from the competitiveness discussion.”
December 4, 2019
“These issues are extremely complex, and they involve a lot of issues that conflict with each other,” Joe Kennedy told The Hill. “Getting all the nations to agree with all the provisions in one year or even two is going to be very difficult.”
December 3, 2019
“These companies are already subject to tax in the United States and in other countries where they add economic value,” Joe Kennedy told Fortune. “The decision to tax revenues rather than profits skirts France’s tax treaties with the United States and raises the prospect of double taxation. The imposition of what is essentially a fixed tax on the market value of an imported good amounts to an illegal tariff.”
December 3, 2019
As E&E News reports, existing federal tax credits for solar and wind power need to be reformed and aren’t conducive to development of new clean energy technologies, according to a report from ITIF.
November 26, 2019
“This legislation fails to strike the right balance between consumer privacy and commercial innovation,” Daniel Castro told Bloomberg Government. “It would severely restrict legitimate uses of consumer data, limiting the opportunities for companies to collect, use, and share data to innovate in the digital economy.” 

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