TechAmerica and Twenty-three State Tech Councils Join Forces to Advocate for Tech-Friendly Policies
Monday, January 26, 2015
Posted by: Heather Violet Minnella
TechAmerica powered by CompTIA and Twenty-three State Technology Councils Join Forces to Advocate for Tech-Friendly Policies
TechAmerica’s Grassroots Network Continues to Grow Representing Tech Businesses throughout the Country
Washington, D.C., – January 27, 2015 – TechAmerica powered by CompTIA today announced the formation of twenty-three new strategic partnerships focused on increasing grassroots advocacy for technology firms throughout the United States. The councils include: Arizona Technology Council; California Technology Council; Colorado Technology Association; CONNECT; Connecticut Technology Council; Howard Tech Council; Idaho Technology Council; Illinois Technology Association; Mass Technology Leadership Council; Metroplex Technology Business Council; Nashville Tech Council; New Hampshire High Tech Council; New York Technology Council; North Carolina Technology Association; OCTANe; Orange County Technology Alliance; Tampa Bay Technology Forum; Tech Association of Georgia; Technology Association of Oregon; Technology Council of Greater Kansas City (KCnext); Utah Technology Council; Washington Technology Industry Association; and the Wisconsin Technology Council. All twenty-three technology councils will affiliate with TechAmerica on public policy advocacy and other activities to educate their member companies on national policy issues affecting their IT businesses.
“Given the vibrancy of technology firms throughout the United States, we are pleased that these technology councils have joined our grassroots network,” said Elizabeth Hyman, executive vice president, TechAmerica. “These partnerships will educate and mobilize the grassroots technology community and impact policy issues important to growth, innovation and entrepreneurship throughout the country.”
In the 114th Congress, TechAmerica will work with its grassroots partners to advocate around tax reform, workforce development, cybersecurity, broadband communications and comprehensive global trade policies.
The TechAmerica grassroots network, formerly known as TechVoice, is comprised of state and regional technology associations around the country that join together to speak with a unified voice on Capitol Hill and in state capitals. These technology councils and TechAmerica will collaborate on several activities throughout the year, including the TechAmerica D.C. Fly-In on February 10-11. More than 100 attendees, mainly representatives of small and mid-sized technology firms, are expected to participate.
"Through our strategic partnership with TechAmerica powered by CompTIA, TECNA members have to unique ability to mobilize and unify the technology community around critical issues that will help advance the technology profession and industry," said Bob Moore, executive director, TECNA.
About TechAmerica powered by CompTIA
TechAmerica is the public policy department of CompTIA, advocating before decision-makers at the state, federal and international levels of government. Representing technology companies of all sizes, TechAmerica is committed to expanding market opportunities and driving the competitiveness of the U.S. technology industry around the world. With offices on Capitol Hill and in Northern Virginia, Silicon Valley and Europe, as well as regional offices around the U.S., we deliver our members top-tier business intelligence and networking opportunities on a global scale. Learn more about CompTIA, the IT industry trade association, at www.comptia.org.
Preston Grisham, TechAmerica powered by CompTIA