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Day at the Capitol
CTA’s Day at the Capitol brought together government and industry leaders to discuss hot legislative issues and hot business needs to seek alignment to create a more business friendly environment.
More than 150 government and technology leaders attended the event covering subjects such as, Economic Contributions of Data Centers, Mid-Market Growth and Career Pathways for Tech - Producing Colorado's Talent Pipeline. The Day @ the Capitol has been added as an ongoing program to the CTA’s calendar.
Technology advocacy and public policy initiatives have never been more important to the industry in Colorado. CTA serves as a lighthouse to advocate for business issues and legislation that will move Colorado forward to be more competitive and innovative globally. At CTA we continue to focus our efforts to serve as a resource for industry, elected officials and technology leaders to help determine the right laws and policies that will best represent the tech community in Colorado.
Legislative session opens Jan 8th, 2014
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Voice of Members - TECNA Survey
The Technology Councils of North America (TECNA) in partnership with CTA produced a national survey that revealed talent shortage may impede new hiring by technology companies. 63 percent of the 1,700-plus C-level executives surveyed say they intend to hire new staff over the next 12 months. 74 percent of small-sized companies and 72 percent of medium-sized companies are optimistic on hiring. At the same time, 69 percent of executives perceive a shortage in the quantity and quality of tech talent available to them. One-quarter say the shortage is "significant.”
Other key findings show that the majority of tech executives believe Government should act on access to capital and STEM education issues, executives have a lukewarm assessment of federal government representation, business sentiment is on the upswing, many North American businesses plan to increase investments, and tech executives believe the economy is the biggest threat to business.
Data for this study was collected via a September 2013 online survey of 1,763 senior (C-level) IT, technology and business executives belonging to one of the regional technology associations affiliated with TECNA. The complete survey is available at tecna.org
Advanced Industries Export Accelerator Grants
To help launch the Advanced Industries Export Accelerator programs,the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT) will host five of its global consultants December 2-5, 2013. OEDIT's consultants in Mexico, Canada, Brazil, Japan and France will visit Colorado to learn about Colorado's economy, its assets and exporting industries
Wednesday, December 4, 2013 - 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM: Global Opportunities for Colorado Information Technology Companies, co-hosted by the Colorado Technology Association. Location: Wells Fargo Bank Building, 1700 Broadway, Hirschner Room,Denver, Colorado 80202