Public Policy

CONNECT advocates for innovation coast to coast by working with policy makers and elected officials who are leading the charge to push our national innovation economy forward.

FUNDING GROUND BREAKING RESEARCH

CONNECT works to ensure that federal funding to the region is expanded driving groundbreaking new research.
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INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

CONNECT supports a strong patent system and opposes measures that would undermine job creation and the capability of emerging companies to innovate.
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TAX REFORM

CONNECT supports a tax code that encourages innovation by simplifying reporting requirements and enhancing business growth through smart incentives.
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21st CENTURY WORKFORCE

America's future depends on a workforce that meets the demands of the innovation economy. CONNECT supports reforming the H1-B visa program closing the innovation gap to drive tomorrow's disruptive ideas to market.
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FUNDING GROUND BREAKING RESEARCH

CONNECT works to ensure that federal funding to the region is expanded driving groundbreaking new research. More Info

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

CONNECT supports a strong patent system and opposes measures that would undermine job creation and the capability of emerging companies to innovate. More Info

TAX REFORM

CONNECT supports a tax code that encourages innovation by simplifying reporting requirements and enhancing business growth through smart incentives. More Info

21st CENTURY WORKFORCE

America's future depends on a workforce that meets the demands of the innovation economy. CONNECT supports reforming the H1-B visa program closing the innovation gap to drive tomorrow's disruptive ideas to market. More Info

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SELECTED ELECTED OFFICIAL & GOVERNMENT PARTNERS

Featured are a selection of the hard-working representatives we collaborate with to make San Diego, and the nation, a stronger place to build businesses that change lives.

Representative Ambassador
Michael Froman
U.S. Trade Commission
Councilmember
Georgette Gómez
City of San Diego, District 9
Assemblymember
Brian Jones
California, Assembly District 71
Councilmember
Scott Sherman
City of San Diego, District 7
Assemblymember
Marie Waldron
California, Assembly District 75
Secretary of Labor
Tom Perez
U.S. Department of Labor
Senator
Dianne Feinstein
U.S. Senate, California
Representative
Susan Davis
U.S. Congress, California District 53
Assemblymember
Lorena Gonzalez
California, District 80
Senator
Ben Hueso
California State Senate, District 40

SEE WHAT’S HAPPENING IN POLICY

......... March 9th 2018

Office Hours @ CONNECT with Stradling March 2018

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PROGRAM OVERVIEW As a service to San Diego startup companies, CONNECT is partnering with select strategic advisor and professional services companies to provide entrepreneurs with an opportunity to...
......... November 29th 2018

2018 Most Innovative New Product Awards

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SAVE THE DATE FOR SAN DIEGO'S MOST EXCITING NIGHT IN INNOVATION! Join us for the 31st annual Most Innovative New Product Awards! The MIP Awards is a CONNECT signature event that annually honors the...