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
Darrell Issa
U.S. Congress, California District 49
Secretary of Labor
Tom Perez
U.S. Department of Labor
Representative
Scott Peters
U.S. Congress, California District 52
Representative Ambassador
Michael Froman
U.S. Trade Commission
Senator
Marty Block
California State Senate, District 39
Assemblymember
Lorena Gonzalez
California, District 80
Senator
Barbara Boxer
U.S. Senate, California
Council President Pro Tem
Marti Emerald
City of San Diego, District 9
Councilmember
Mark Kersey
City of San Diego, District 5
Councilmember
Myrtle Cole
City of San Diego, District 4

SEE WHAT’S HAPPENING IN POLICY

......... September 5th 2016

Submissions Open for 2016 Most Innovative New Product Awards

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Submissions Open May 1 through September 5 for the 2016 Most Innovative New Product Awards! The Most Innovative New Product (MIP) Awards is a CONNECT signature event, held annually in December,...
......... September 29th 2016

Connect with CONNECT Fall 2016

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Save the Date for our Fall Connect with CONNECT! Mix and mingle with San Diego’s innovation A-list; leaders at startups to established companies in the life science and technology industries. Connect...
......... December 1st 2016

2016 Most Innovative New Product Awards

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Don't Miss the Most Innovative New Product Awards San Diego's Most Exciting Night in Innovation! A CONNECT signature event, the Most Innovative New Product Awards annually honors the celebrities of...