Washington – November 30, 2016 – BSA | The Software Alliance, along with a number of technology trade associations, offered our commitment to work with President-elect Donald Trump to leverage America’s leadership in technology to help move the country forward.
The joint letter includes recommendations to invest in jobs and a more inclusive economy, and to use technology to grow productivity and work across silos.
Technology can play a significant role in fostering growth and innovation across the nation. The success of the tech industry is also critical to the US economy. A recent report from BSA shows the software industry contributes more than $1 trillion to the US GDP, nearly 10 million jobs, and $52 billion in R&D, with significant impact in each of the 50 states.
The letter was signed by the leaders of the following associations (listed in alphabetical order):
- ACT | The App Association
- Allied for Startups
- BSA | The Software Alliance
- Computer and Communications Industry Association
- Computing Technology Industry Association
- Consumer Technology Association
- Entertainment Software Association
- Information Technology Industry Council
- Internet Association
- Semiconductor Industry Association
- Software & Information Industry Association
- Silicon Valley Leadership Group
- Telecommunications Industry Association
- Technology CEO Council
The letter can be found here.