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
Duncan Hunter
U.S. Congress, California District 50
Assemblymember
Marie Waldron
California, Assembly District 75
Representative
Juan Vargas
U.S. Congress, California District 51
Commissioner
Kara Stein
U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
Assemblymember
Lorena Gonzalez
California, District 80
Regional Advocate
Yvonne Lee
U.S. Small Business Administration, Region IX
Governor
Jerry Brown
California
Councilmember
Mark Kersey
City of San Diego, District 5
Senator
Ben Hueso
California State Senate, District 40
Assemblymember
Rocky Chavez
California, Assembly District 76

SEE WHAT’S HAPPENING IN POLICY

......... February 10th 2016

CONNECT Executive 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...
......... March 18th 2016

CONNECT Executive 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 Executive 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...