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2023 National Competitiveness Forum Summary Report
On December 14-15, 2023, the Council on Competitiveness convened its annual Gala Dinner and National Competitiveness Forum (NCF). The NCF is a premiere assembly of our Nation’s leaders from business, academia, labor, national laboratories, and other critical stakeholders who come together to explore the most important domestic and global competitiveness issues of the day, consider the challenges emerging on the horizon, and identify new pathways to greater economic and productivity growth, and prosperity for all Americans.
Compete Connect — February 2024 Edition
Looking ahead to March, the National Commission on Innovation and Competitiveness Frontiers will reconvene with a series of Working Group meetings that will help inform the nation’s next major innovation agenda — aiming to advance U.S. competitiveness by focusing on technology deployment, sustainability, workforce advancement, and regional innovation. Additionally, the Council is working closely with its […]
Future Of Tech: Navigating Uncertainty & Planning For Prosperity
Predicting the future is a business unto itself with pundits, futurists, scientists, engineers, and more constantly sharing their musings of the future. And this business has incredible implications on society - whether the predictions manifest or not. For example, take a look at just one survey of the future: the 1970 McGraw-Hill Survey of Technological […]
Setting the Vision for “Competitiveness Conversations Across America”: National Competitiveness Forum
Dr. James Clements – President, Clemson University Mr. Josh Parker – Chair and CEO, Ancora L&G The Honorable Deborah L. Wince-Smith – President and CEO, Council on Competitiveness Broadening & deepening the geography & demography of U.S. innovation capacity is critical to U.S. competitiveness. Inspired by — but evolving — the Council’s long history in defining […]
Compete Connect — January 2024 Edition
In a special edition of Compete Connect, Deborah Wince-Smith reflects on the significant achievements of the Council in 2023. And, in highlighting an exciting year to come, she asks readers to mark their calendars for important 2024 events, including those supporting the National Commission on Innovation and Competitiveness Frontiers and the newly launched “Competitiveness Conversations […]
America’s High-Tech Manufacturing Rising Stars
For decades, the U.S. economy has been caught in a whirlwind of global competition and rapid technological change. Some regions have soared, while others have seen their manufacturing economies crushed by competition from lower-wage countries.  Leaders in struggling regions have often looked to America’s high-tech superstars—such as Silicon Valley and Boston—for models to revitalize their […]
TLSI 2023 Fall Dialogue Summary Report
On September 21, 2023, the Council on Competitiveness convened its Fall and 28th Technology Leadership & Strategy Initiative (TLSI) Dialogue, hosted by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in Livermore, California. Nearly two dozen leaders from technology companies, universities, and national laboratories gathered to explore the issues, challenges, and opportunities shaping the U.S. innovation ecosystem.
TLSI 2023 Summer Dialogue Summary Report
On June 29, 2023, the Council on Competitiveness convened its Summer and 27th Technology Leadership and Strategy Initiative (TLSI) Dialogue, hosted by Lockheed Martin at its Advanced Technology Center in Palo Alto, California.
Compete Connect - December 1, 2023 Edition
Between the COP28 "Innovation Arena" and the National Competitiveness Forum, the Council anticipates a very busy holiday season. On December 6th in Dubai, members of the Council, the GFCC, and stakeholders will join together for an interactive series of conversations focused on providing solutions to sustainability challenges. Shortly after in Washington D.C., the Council will […]
Chad Holliday on Competing in the Next Economy
Charles Holliday, Jr. Chair Emeritus, Council on Competitiveness Chair, Global Federation of Competitiveness Councils Members of the Council on Competitiveness Board and Executive Committee, and Commissioners and Advisors from the National Commission on Innovation and Competitiveness Frontiers came together this summer at Gallup World Headquarters to take stock of the Council’s work and explore the […]
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