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Tech Industry to President-Elect Trump: Tap 21st Century Innovation to Solve our Biggest Challenges

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):

  • 1776
  • ACT | The App Association
  • Allied for Startups
  • BSA | The Software Alliance
  • Computer and Communications Industry Association
  • Computing Technology Industry Association
  • Consumer Technology Association
  • Engine
  • Entertainment Software Association
  • Information Technology Industry Council
  • Internet Association
  • Semiconductor Industry Association
  • Software & Information Industry Association
  • Silicon Valley Leadership Group
  • TechNet
  • Telecommunications Industry Association
  • Technology CEO Council

The letter can be found here.

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