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Op-ed in The Tennessean: How Tennessee can leverage its core strengths to become a powerhouse of innovation
In their "How Tennessee can leverage its core strengths to become an economic powerhouse in America" op-ed published in The Tennessean, the hosts of the Council on Competitiveness’ inaugural Competitiveness Conversation — Deborah L. Wince-Smith, Council on Competitiveness CEO, Daniel Diermeier, Vanderbilt University Chancellor, and Donde Plowman, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Chancellor — argue Tennessee should not mimic Silicon Valley nor the Research Triangle to establish […]
More Than 40 College and University Leaders Urge Congress to Fulfill Commitment to Fund "Science" In CHIPS & Science Act
The Council on Competitiveness released a powerful statement endorsed by over 40 college and university leaders calling on Congress to fully fund the "Science" portion of the CHIPS & Science Act. Arguing that the global competitiveness challenges from China and others that drove passage of the Act in 2022 are as great today as they […]
Council Insights: Responding to the AI-Led Surge in Power Demand
U.S. power demand is surging for the first time in more than 20 years. Many observers point the finger at the artificial intelligence (AI) boom, which has spawned hundreds of data centers across the country. According to an analysis by the Boston Consulting Group, electricity demand at US data centers could triple by 2030. In […]
Compete Connect — April 2024 Edition
April marked a significant milestone as we launched our "Competitiveness Conversations Across America" initiative in Nashville, Tennessee. This event brought together over 250 leaders from business, academia, national laboratories, government, and economic development. Participants from the entire state and around the country ensured our inaugural Competitiveness Conversation furthered our mission of enhancing productivity in every […]
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