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Estimated State-Level Employment Impact of Enhancing Federal R&D Tax Incentives
Tax incentives for research and development (R&D) in America are less generous than in comparable countries—and now prevent firms from expensing the full value of R&D investments in the first year. Enhancing R&D tax incentives would create high-paying jobs across the country.
How Congress and the Biden Administration Could Jumpstart Smart Cities With AI
More Publications and Events
September 6, 2023|Events
How Can States Help the CHIPS Act Succeed?
Please join ITIF for a discussion with state leaders about how to successfully implement the CHIPS Act.
May 30, 2023|Blogs
Secretary Raimondo Should Host a National Economic Development Summit With Her State Counterparts
We live in a world where, if the United States wants to avoid sinking further into economic weakness, all levels of government need to be in regular communication with one another to improve their alignment.
May 15, 2023|Blogs
Fact of the Week: NSF Will Invest Over $43 Million in 44 Regional Innovation Engines Teams
NSF will invest over $43 Million in 44 regional innovation engines teams.
May 3, 2023|Blogs
Florida Privacy Bill Is Bad for Business and Consumers
Florida’s proposed data privacy legislation is among the worst given its likely damage to the Sunshine State’s digital economy while failing to protect consumer privacy.
March 27, 2023|Blogs
The Impending Patchwork of Privacy Is Bad for Business and Consumers
With five state privacy laws coming into effect this year and 19 states actively considering new bills, the future of American privacy could end up as an expensive patchwork of 50 or more different laws, where an individual’s privacy rights vary depending on where they live.
March 15, 2023|Blogs
Utah Law to Protect Children’s Privacy Will Violate Everyone’s Privacy
Utah Governor Spencer Cox signed a bill into law that will require minors to obtain parental consent to use social media. Social media platforms will have to verify the ages of all users in Utah and restrict access to anyone under the age of 18 without their parents’ permission. This will require all Utahns, not just those under 18, to give up their personal information as a condition of using social media, violating everyone’s privacy in the name of protecting children.
March 6, 2023|Reports & Briefings
Balancing Privacy and Innovation in Smart Cities and Communities
Smart city technology could modernize local government services and improve residents’ quality of life. To reap these benefits and maintain public trust, cities and communities need to balance the interests of innovation and privacy.
March 6, 2023|Podcasts
Podcast: The Future of Smart Cities in a Data-Driven Society, With Jonathan Reichental
To improve quality of life for as many people as possible, the places to start are cities. Rob and Jackie sat down with multiple award-winning technology and business leader Jonathan Reichental to discuss why the United States is falling behind other countries in the “smart city” movement and why it matters in a data-driven world.
March 1, 2023|Testimonies & Filings
Comments to the Commerce Department Regarding Implementation of the Regional Technology and Innovation Hub Program
As the think tank that first proposed the policy idea of a federal regional technology hub program, ITIF enthusiastically supports the program and is pleased to offer comments to help the Commerce Department implement it effectively.
February 1, 2023|Op-Eds & Contributed Articles
Congress Should Stop the Impending Patchwork of Online Safety Laws
Louisiana’s new age verification law, which requires websites that host “material harmful to children” to verify the age of their users, should raise red flags for those concerned about safety and speech online. Allowing one state to dictate online rules will likely lead to 50 different standards, creating a byzantine patchwork of digital rules for businesses and consumers.