TechNet’s 50-state program is unparalleled in size and experience among tech industry trade associations. In 2022, our state team engaged on 634 bills in 44 states and achieved a 92 percent success rate. The team consists of seven regional Executive Directors and one Deputy Executive Director based in the tech hubs of Austin, Boston, Denver, Chicago, Harrisburg, Olympia, and Sacramento. The team is managed by our Vice President of State Policy and Government Relations and supported by a State Policy Coordinator and contract lobbyists in several high-priority states. Executive Directors host regular regional Public Policy Committee meetings to discuss advocacy strategy and provide legislative updates to our members, which are supplemented by email updates on key legislation. Areas of priority engagement include data privacy, content moderation, online marketplaces, gig economy, digital repair, autonomous vehicles, taxation, anti-discrimination initiatives, broadband expansion, education funding, and clean energy.
TechNet encourages state leaders to adopt smart, adaptive, and long-range strategies that foster innovation, enhance global competitiveness, promote job growth and retention, build highly skilled workforces, create the energy and transportation systems of the future, invest in information technology, and provide improved services to constituents with successful, consumer-oriented models. Click here for policies that policymakers should embrace to create thriving, tech-forward states that are stronger and more prosperous.
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