TechNet CEO Rey Ramsey Appears on CNBC To Discuss Tech Economy and Job Creation

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August 9, 2010

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TechNet CEO Rey Ramsey Appears on CNBC To Discuss Tech Economy and Job Creation

Washington, DC -Rey Ramsey, President and CEO of TechNet, the bipartisan policy and political network of CEOs that promotes the growth of the innovation economy, appeared on CNBC’s Power Lunch on Friday, August 6, to discuss the technology sector’s hiring growth and how to see similar job growth in other sectors.

“I think the most important thing that all the sectors can sort of glean from our sector is that it’s all about the people, it’s all about human capital, and so we make a lot of investments in training,” said Rey Ramsey, President and CEO of TechNet during his CNBC appearance. “We’re very focused on hiring the best and brightest from schools in the United States and schools from all over the world. So, if we attend to that and make basic infrastructure investments, I think we can do well.”

“First, you don’t have to have a Ph.D. to work in the [technology] sector; you know there are certainly plenty of other jobs,” added Ramsey. “And the other thing I think that is not as well known is that there are tech corridors all over the U.S. We have offices in Austin, TX, and there is a lot of flourishing activity in Texas itself. In fact, Texas has been really the leading state in terms of the economy in the U.S. for the past year or two and actually even longer. You look at Boston and even now thinking of technology in a different way. Look at the automobile industry that is really becoming and merging into the technology sector itself. So, the way we think of ‘manufacturing’ has to be changed. Human capital is the key to the growth of our economy in this country.”
About TechNet:
TechNet is the national, bipartisan network of CEOs that promotes the growth of technology industries and the economy by building long-term relationships between technology leaders and policymakers and by advocating a targeted policy agenda. TechNet’s members represent more than one million employees in the fields of information technology, biotechnology, e-commerce and finance. TechNet has offices in Washington, DC, Palo Alto, Sacramento, Seattle, Boston and Austin,Texas. Web address: www.technet.org. You can also follow us on Facebook and Twitter at @technetupdate.