TechNet’s 50-state program is unparalleled in size and experience among tech industry trade associations. In 2021, our state team engaged on 661 bills in all 50 states and achieved a 90 percent success rate. The team consists of six regional Executive Directors and one Deputy Executive Director based in the tech hubs of Austin, Boston, Denver, Chicago, 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.

To learn more about TechNet’s state policy positions, please review our State Policy Principles:

Education and Workforce Development

With global economic leadership at stake, education and workforce development are more critical than ever.  TechNet supports policies that help…


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Energy and Environment

TechNet supports policies that are technology-neutral and that foster and promote innovation in clean energy supply and demand for a…


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Privacy and Security

Consumers expect, and should expect, to trust the tech sector to protect their data. One of TechNet’s top priorities is…


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Smart Infrastructure

In the near future, our infrastructure will blend traditional physical infrastructure (transportation and transit systems, buildings, pipes, power grids, concrete,…


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Taxation

TechNet supports tax policies that promote innovation and foster an economic climate that enables companies to compete, thrive, invest, and…


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Procurement

TechNet seeks to promote and support innovation, transparency, competition, cost effectiveness, and technology neutrality in technology procurement processes. As states…


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Autonomous Vehicles

The development of autonomous vehicles (AVs) offers the potential to enable tremendous societal benefits by improving vehicle safety and access…


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New Technologies and Future of Work

State legislatures, local jurisdictions, and courts across the country have reacted in different manners to the rise of new technologies,…


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Diversity, Inclusion, and Racial Justice

The technology industry is committed to promoting an inclusive workforce that reflects the diversity of our country and our customers.…


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