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.
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

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

STAY INFORMED

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.

Assemblymember
Lorena Gonzalez
California, District 80
Council President Pro Tem
Marti Emerald
City of San Diego, District 9
Councilmember
Scott Sherman
City of San Diego, District 7
Representative
Duncan Hunter
U.S. Congress, California District 50
Secretary of Labor
Tom Perez
U.S. Department of Labor
Senator
Barbara Boxer
U.S. Senate, California
Supervisor
Greg Cox
San Diego County, District 1
Representative
Darrell Issa
U.S. Congress, California District 49
Assembly Speaker
Toni Atkins
California, District 78
Commissioner
Kara Stein
U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

SEE WHAT’S HAPPENING IN POLICY

......... March 18th 2016

CONNECT Member Breakfast

Event details
PROGRAM DESCRIPTION Come meet CONNECT Chief Executive Officer, Greg McKee, and other leaders of the San Diego innovation ecosystem at an informal breakfast hosted by CONNECT. The morning includes a...
......... April 13th 2016

CONNECT Member Breakfast

Event details
PROGRAM DESCRIPTION Come meet CONNECT Chief Executive Officer, Greg McKee, and other leaders of the San Diego innovation ecosystem at an informal breakfast hosted by CONNECT. The morning includes a...
......... April 14th 2016

CONNECT Entrepreneur Hall of Fame

Event details
2016 Honorees Announced!  Dr. Magda Marquet & Dr. François Ferré,  co-founders of Althea Technologies   Sponsorship Opportunities Available Now! Click here to Review Sponsorship Opportunities...