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.

Assemblymember
Brian Maienschein
California, Assembly District 77
Assemblymember
Lorena Gonzalez
California, District 80
Senator
Ben Hueso
California State Senate, District 40
Lt. Governor
Gavin Newsom
California
Councilmember
David Alvarez
City of San Diego, District 8
Representative
Juan Vargas
U.S. Congress, California District 51
Councilmember
Myrtle Cole
City of San Diego, District 4
Councilmember
Lorie Zapf
City of San Diego, District 2
Senator
Marty Block
California State Senate, District 39
Assembly Speaker
Toni Atkins
California, District 78

SEE WHAT’S HAPPENING IN POLICY

......... June 10th 2016

CONNECT Member Breakfast

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PROGRAM OVERVIEW 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...
......... June 21st 2016

Connect with CONNECT

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DISCOVER THE LATEST LIFE SCIENCE TRENDS AT CONNECT WITH CONNECT: LIFE SCIENCE INNOVATION! Mix and mingle with San Diego’s innovation A-list; leaders at startups to established companies in the life...
......... July 20th 2016

2016 CONNECT Member & Springboard Summer Social

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Membership has its benefits and this time they come with cocktails. Join us for our Member & Springboard Summer Social where you can meet new acquaintances and catch up with long-time pals. Get...