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Friday, 9th September 2011

Restoring U.S. Competitiveness: Navigating a Path Forward Through Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Source: Center for Public Policy Innovation

From the report:

Over the last several decades technology has advanced in ways that our forefathers could never have imagined. However, in recent years, antiquated policies have caused the entrepreneurial ecosystem to become stagnant, thereby threatening the economic growth and innovative spirit that made the United States into an industrial powerhouse. The U.S. economy doesn’t exist in a vacuum, and public policy at the federal, state, and local levels must acknowledge the realities of the interconnected and complex global economic system.

At CPPI’s recent Public Policy Forum on innovation & entrepreneurship, Peggy Johnson said that federal policies are an important catalyst for bringing about the next generation of innovators, commenting, “Federal government policies played a key role in the success of [Qualcomm’s] inventions, and they are critical to enabling the next generation of U.S. innovation.” Qualcomm’s success is a testament to what is possible when government policies in the areas of immigration, education, tax reform, and R&D are geared towards fostering economic growth in the United States.

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Peggy Garvin, of Garvin Information Consulting, is the author of United States Government Internet Directory (Bernan Press) and Real World Research Skills, 2009 (TheCapitol.Net). In her 20 years in the information business, Peggy has managed electronic information products and services in a variety of environments, including commercial publishing, e-commerce, law firms, and the Congressional Research Service of the Library of Congress. Peggy's work has been recognized with the 2011 SLA Dow Jones Leadership Award. She has a Masters of Library Science degree from Syracuse University School of Information Studies.

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