Tuesday January 31, 2017 0 comments
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Colorado U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner, a member of the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee, and the Colorado Technology Association (CTA) today announced the One More Job/One More Innovation Initiative.
The initiative is a partnership that aims to gather input from Colorado’s technology sector and help enact legislative solutions to promote technology in Colorado and throughout the nation.
Gardner and the CTA want to hear directly from the Colorado technology community about their ideas for federal legislative opportunities, federal regulations that should be repealed or reworked in order to spur innovation and the creation of new jobs, and any other challenges currently facing the Colorado tech community.
“Our One More Job/One More Innovation Initiative aims to give the Colorado technology industry a voice at the table in Washington, D.C.,” said Gardner.
“It’s important that Colorado ideas drive the decisions made in Washington. With the start of a new Congress and a new administration, we must explore opportunities to work together to set a robust agenda.
“That’s why I’m excited to partner with the Colorado Technology Association to listen to Coloradans about how we can best grow the tech industry, work to target regulations they find burdensome, and pursue legislative solutions that will expand Colorado’s technology footprint and ensure the United States remains a global leader in this space.”
“Colorado Technology Association aims to modernize laws as technology evolves and bridge our tech community with policy makers to further advance Colorado’s fast-moving tech ecosystem,” said Andrea Young, CTA’s president and CEO.
“This collaborative initiative with Sen. Gardner opens the door for our tech leaders to engage directly with government by providing insight and expertise on what will help them succeed and how to solidify Colorado’s standing as the definitive tech hub between the coasts.”
Members of the Colorado technology community are encouraged to express their interest by contacting Colorado Technology Association. Send an email to [email protected] to register for this collaborative and interactive feedback process and include name and contact information.
According to the CTA, Colorado is home to more than 14,847 electronics and information technology companies who employ nearly 187,000 Coloradans in high-paying jobs.
The state is a leader in entrepreneurial businesses, with Boulder ranking first of all U.S. metro areas for startup density and Denver recognized as the second-best place to launch a startup in the U.S.