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Steve Isakowitz Next Economy Video
Steve Isakowitz President and CEO, Aerospace Corporation  National Commissioner, National Commission on Innovation and Competitiveness Frontiers  “You have to be purposeful, and I think the Council gives us the opportunity to be very purposeful in finding national solutions to national challenges.”
Compete Connect - September 2022 Edition
The Council reflects on the eventful summer in which the CHIPS and Science Act and Clean Energy Bill were passed. The Council sent a letter to Congressional leadership urging them to fully fund both initiatives. Additionally, the Council has launched the second phase of the National Commission on Innovation and Competitiveness Frontiers including the four […]
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 […]
Dr. René Lammers Next Economy Video
Dr. René Lammers Executive Vice President & Chief Science Officer, PepsiCo, Inc.  National Commissioner, National Commission on Innovation and Competitiveness Frontiers  “Innovation happens when you have decision makers at the table.  You have a very influential cross-functional, cross-sectoral group of people that can really drive an agenda forward.”
Deborah Wince-Smith, Forbes Contributor: the Role of Labor in U.S. Competitiveness
Deborah Wince-Smith is an ongoing Forbes contributor. Her September article, "I Salute American Labor," underscores the critical role labor plays in U.S. competitiveness and reflects on the extraordinary contribution American labor has made to turn our country into the world’s economic and technological superpower and global defender of freedom Read the full article here.
Joshua Parker Next Economy Video
Joshua Parker CEO, Ancora  National Commissioner, National Commission on Innovation and Competitiveness Frontiers  “The Council has the ability to bring together industry, university, and government to think about how to not only identify the challenges that are in front of us but find practical solutions for addressing those.”
Dr. Robert E. Johnson Next Economy Video
Dr. Robert E. Johnson  President, Western New England University  National Commissioner, National Commission on Innovation and Competitiveness Frontiers  “The Council has always been ahead of the curve, on the right side of history, advising not only this country but the world on how we can do things better.”
Janet Foutty Next Economy Video
Janet Foutty Executive Chair of the Board, Deloitte US Business Vice-Chair Council on Competitiveness National Commissioner National Commission on Innovation and Competitiveness Frontiers “The Council is so uniquely positioned and can have a really important voice in the conversation around equity.”
Technology Leadership & Strategy Initiative (TLSI) Spring Dialogue 2022 Report
TLSI Co-Chairs, Dr. Jahmy Hindman (CTO, John Deere) and Dr. Steve Walker (Vice President and CTO, Lockheed Martin), and Council Executive Vice President Chad Evans engaged TLSI members in a focused conversation to explore and map out the TLSI’s policy agenda for the coming two years. Facilitated by Council Senior Fellow Mr. Toby Redshaw (CEO, […]
Compete Connect - August 2022 Edition
This month the Council reflects on the launch of “phase 2” of the flagship “National Commission on Innovation and Competitiveness Frontiers” in anticipation of setting new policy recommendations for Congress, the Administratoin, and policy leaders in 2023. Deborah Wince-Smith’s August Forbes.com article celebrates Labor Day and the contribution of American labor in turning the United […]
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