For the average state, tech-based economic development programs provide an additional 1,300 tech-based jobs a year, while an additional year’s commitment to the SBIR provides 2,000 more jobs, writes John Wu in Innovation Files.
Blogs & Op-eds
December 11, 2017
Fact of the Week: Technology-Based Economic Development Programs Generated 1,300 Additional Tech-Based Jobs Per Year Between 1981 and 2000
December 8, 2017
Missouri has an opportunity to be a national “laboratory of democracy” for transportation funding policy if it uses its federal grant to demonstrate a vehicle-miles-traveled system for all heavy-duty trucks that travel in and through the state.
December 4, 2017
NIH Would Need an Additional $11.6 Billion to Bring its Funding Back to Where it was in 2003 as a Share of GDP
For the U.S. government to restore National Institutes of Health funding to a level comparable to 2003, it would have had to allocate an additional $11.6 billion dollars last year, writes John Wu in Innovation Files.
December 1, 2017
In the absence of federal action, states should allow consumers to freeze and unfreeze their credit at no cost; impose time limits on how long credit bureaus can take to unlock credit reports; and consider freezing reports by default.
December 1, 2017
House and Senate tax bills currently favor individually owned “pass-through” companies, which make their owners a good living but don’t do much for net new job creation or overall growth. Lawmakers should focus more on tech-based startups that drive innovation and have much more long-term growth potential.
November 30, 2017
Sovereign governments, whose job is to represent the interests of their citizens, not the world’s, rightly assert that they have jurisdiction over cyberspace, at least to the extent it plays out within their borders. The problem is when this turns into digital balkanization.
November 27, 2017
$700 billion in U.S. GDP growth from 2010 to 2016 can be attributed to capital investments in IT, writes John Wu in Innovation Files.
November 20, 2017
Fact of the Week: Even in Recessions, EU Product Innovators Have Continued Increasing Employment by 8.5 Percent per Year
European product innovators—firms that release new goods and services into the market—increased their employment by 8.5 percent during recessions (versus 12 percent during booms), writes John Wu in Innovation Files.
November 16, 2017
Previously, there were few HPV tests well suited to developing countries, but a new product—Xpert HPV—changes this by offering an accurate, real-time, self-contained, and easy to use molecular testing mechanism that can be used at the point-of-care.
November 15, 2017
If the EU intends to build a Digital Single Market home to the next generation of tech companies, then it needs consistent policies that allow businesses in all sectors to take advantage of online advertising.