State and Local

Low profit margins keep many small businesses from investing in productivity-enhancing technology, which in turn holds down wages. To break that cycle, there should be a federal program that helps them reap economies of scale and scope by collaborating in areas such as R&D, investment, marketing, and health insurance purchases.
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April 5, 2021
Low profit margins keep many small businesses from investing in productivity-enhancing technology, which in turn holds down wages. To break that cycle, there should be a federal program that helps them reap economies of scale and scope by collaborating in areas such as R&D, investment, marketing, and health insurance purchases.
April 1, 2021
Extending liability beyond sellers to include the digital platforms they use to reach consumers would undercut the viability of many online marketplaces while doing very little to improve product safety. It would only leave consumers worse off in the long run.
February 16, 2021
Taxing digital advertising is discriminatory. Why not tax highway billboards, TV ads, or newspaper ads? The obvious answer is that lawmakers want to grab revenue from out-of-state firms in an ill-advised, distortionary attempt to shore up state tax coffers.
November 27, 2020
U.S. states that have adequate artificial intelligence capabilities could benefit by looking east, at a small Asian country already leading in AI.
November 23, 2020
Because the unemployment insurance system is structured as a state-federal partnership, most states compete for business by limiting unemployment insurance payments.
November 17, 2020
ITIF hosted a two-part forum on innovative state-level manufacturing policies.
October 19, 2020
The State New Economy Index uses 25 indicators to measure the extent to which state economies are knowledge-based, globalized, entrepreneurial, IT-driven, and innovation-oriented.
October 12, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has brought into sharp focus the digital divide affecting millions of American families, especially those in low-income households.
June 8, 2020
What many don’t realize is how important federal investments were in kick-starting the growth of Silicon Valley and other tech hubs in the past.
May 7, 2020
Food delivery apps are an important tool for enabling physical distancing and keeping people fed and restaurants in business during these uncertain times. Disrupting a competitive market that provides such an important service is, now more than ever, a bad idea.

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