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.

Regional Advocate
Yvonne Lee
U.S. Small Business Administration, Region IX
Lt. Governor
Gavin Newsom
California
Assemblymember
Rocky Chavez
California, Assembly District 76
Assemblymember
Shirley Weber
California, Assembly District 79
Councilmember
David Alvarez
City of San Diego, District 8
Representative
Scott Peters
U.S. Congress, California District 52
Councilmember
Georgette Gómez
City of San Diego, District 9
Supervisor
Ron Roberts
San Diego County, District 4
Senator
Patricia Bates
California State Senate, District 36
Supervisor
Greg Cox
San Diego County, District 1

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......... September 27th 2017

Frameworks Workshop: Creating Better Outcomes for Business Leaders with Business and Wealth Management

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Program Overview This workshop will provide you with personal finance best practices regarding lifestyle, legacy and charitable aspirations, a guide on how to quantify the potential outcomes of...
......... October 3rd 2017

Entrepreneur Happy Hour

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Join us at CONNECT DT @ DeskHub on the first Tuesday of every month for our Entrepreneur Happy Hour! Beer, wine, and good times will be rolling. This is a great way to get introduced to the San Diego...
......... October 13th 2017

Office Hours @ CONNECT DT with Stradling October 2017

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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...