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Council on Competitiveness – GFCC COP28 Innovation Arena
On Wednesday, December 6, the Council on Competitiveness and the Global Federation of Competitiveness Councils will host a series of conversations with global leaders from business, academia, national laboratories and research organizations, and the public sector to advance sustainability challenges under discussion at COP28.
Council on Competitiveness Adds Dan Helfrich, Deloitte Consulting LLP, Chair and CEO, to Board as Business Vice Chair
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) Today, the Council on Competitiveness (Council) will announce Mr. Dan Helfrich, the Chair and CEO of Deloitte Consulting LLP, as its next Business Vice Chair, succeeding Ms. Janet Foutty. The announcement was made during the Council’s 2023 Summer Meeting, which brings together its Board, Executive Committee, and Commissioners for its flagship initiative, the “National […]
Lessons Learned from Ireland's Road to Peace and Prosperity - 25th Anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement
This month, Northern Ireland – indeed, the world – took time to reflect on and honor the 25th Anniversary of the Belfast/Good Friday Agreement … a moment a quarter of a century ago when the people of Northern Ireland and their political leaders changed the course of history by establishing a democratic peaceful process as […]
Council on Competitiveness President & CEO to Lead Panel Discussion on Future of Northern Ireland at Agreement 25
World leaders descend on Belfast to mark the 25th anniversary of the Belfast/Good Friday Agreement (B/GFA) April 17, 2022, Washington, DC. From April 17-19, Belfast will host global political and economic leaders to mark the 25th anniversary of the Belfast/Good Friday Agreement (B/GFA), which underpins Northern Ireland's peace, its constitutional settlement, and its institutions. Central to marking […]
Council on Competitiveness leadership, members, and key stakeholders participated in the 2022 Global Federation of Competitiveness Councils' Global Innovation Summit in Athens and Ioannina, Greece
Led by Chair Emeritus Chad Holliday, and President and CEO Deborah Wince-Smith, Council leaders – like University of South Carolina President Michael Amiridis; Director of Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Steve Ashby; Argonne National Laboratory Associate Director Megan Clifford; Chairman of Gallup, Inc. Jim Clifton; Georgetown University Senior Vice President for Research and Chief Technology Officer […]
A return to Japan
By Chad Evans, Executive Vice President, Council on Competitiveness I had the honor to return to Japan this Fall, representing the Council in a wide-ranging set of meetings with partners, members, and other stakeholders focused on the future of innovation-driven competitiveness. In the decade prior to COVID-19, this was an annual October ritual: a trip […]
Over 50 Council Members Sign Letter to Congressional Leadership Urging Funding of the CHIPS & Science Act
Recent bipartisan passage of the CHIPS & Science Act was an important recognition by the Congress and President that the United Stated must invest in new knowledge and the translation of that knowledge into products, industries, and jobs. The legislation included $52 billion in emergency spending to bolster the U.S. semiconductor industry and also authorized major science […]
Council Leaders Urge Immediate Action on Innovation Legislation
Statement Calls on Congress and the President to Act Now to Ensure the United States Leads in Science and Technology In a statement released today, forty-nine (49) of the Council on Competitiveness's academic and business leaders warned that U.S. leadership in technology-based innovation is under threat. There are deficiencies in the U.S. innovation engine, and barriers to developing […]
Announcement -- Council Academic and Business Leaders Call for Balanced Approach to Foreign Research Threats
July 8, 2021 Council Leaders Affirm Critical Role of Collaborative Research to U.S. Competitiveness  Policy Recommendations to Mitigate Undue Foreign Influence While Continuing to Attract the Best and Brightest from Around the World In a statement released today, over forty (40) of the Council on Competitiveness's academic and business leaders endorsed a public statement supporting global cooperation […]
Statement -- American Jobs Plan
April 1, 2021 Council Statement on the American Jobs Plan Washington, DC, April 1, 2021—America has for too long relied on dwindling dividends from infrastructure investments made more than a half century ago. Today, the U.S. risks losing its position as the dominant global innovation leader. That’s why the Council on Competitiveness and our unique […]
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