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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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