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 Colorado Technology Advocacy | CTA

CTA serves as the lighthouse to advocate for the business issues and legislation that will move Colorado forward.

The Colorado Technology Association advocates for a technology-friendly climate. In doing so, CTA seeks to influence the development of a robust talent pipeline, an increase in economic growth and development, and the promotion of technology throughout all industries. 

 


POLICY COUNCIL

 

Employers

  • Roberta Robinette, President, AT&T Colorado (Council Co-Chair and CTA BOD member)
  • JB Holston, Dean, University of Denver, Daniel Felix Ritchie School of Engineering and Computer Science (Council Co-Chair and CTA BOD member)
  • Patrick Leonard, CEO, Listen.MD
  • John  Leonard, Director, Fairfield & Woods (CTA BOD member)
  • Bill Mueldener, Principal and Denver Office Managing Partner, National Director of State and Local Tax,   Hein & Associates (CTA BOD member)
  • Jeff Bartholomew, Attorney, Robinson Waters & O'Dorisio, P.C.

Strategic Partners

  • Micki Hackenberger - Axiom Strategies
  • Melissa Osse - Axiom Strategies

CTA's Policy Platform

 

Technology-Friendly

• Support incentives to promote and grow the tech infrastructure in Colorado

• Support modernization of tech-related laws

• Support efforts to increase the use of technology and open data to improve government efficiency

• Oppose efforts to unfairly regulate competitive technologies

• Oppose efforts to roll back modernization of laws

 

Pro-Business

• Support policies that encourage a healthy technology industry

• Support policies that create an environment that increases technology-enabled entrepreneurism

• Support policies to increase access to capital for technology companies

• Support efforts to increase opportunities for technology transfer to create new technology companies

• Support policies that encourage investment, innovation, investment and growth of regional operations, headquarters and labs in Colorado

• Support policies that encourage business and partnerships between Colorado public and private sectors

• Support policies that encourage Colorado companies to do business with technology companies based in or with operations in Colorado

• Support process simplification with respect to government departments and agencies

• Oppose taxation and regulation that unfairly burdens technology companies or consumers

 

Robust Talent

• Support efforts to advance quality STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education

• Support efforts to establish and advance technology curriculum in schools

• Support the continual development of professionals’ technical skills

• Support incentives to encourage and enable companies to pro-actively engage in workforce development

• Support efforts to increase the technology workforce needed across all industries

 

 

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