Public Policy Advocacy
TECNA represents approximately 60 IT and technology trade organizations that, in turn, represent more than 22,000 technology-related companies in North America. TECNA empowers regional technology organizations and serves as their collective voice in helping grow the North American technology economy.
TECNA is dedicated to empowering and mobilizing the grassroots tech community to impact legislative and regulatory issues important to growth, innovation and job creation.
TECNA’s membership is inclusive of approximately 50 U.S. technology trade councils/associations. Through their collective efforts, our U.S. members develop and implement a policy agenda that successfully supports their members
To this end, TECNA seeks to promote:
TECNA’s membership is inclusive of approximately 10 Canadian IT and technology related councils/associations. Through their collective efforts, our Canadian members develop and implement a policy agenda that successfully supports their members.
In so doing, our Canadian members support efforts to affect provincial policies that encourage Technology Based Economic Development (TBED), workforce development and STEM education.
Jennifer G. Young, CEO of TECNA, was invited in 2021 to testify on behalf of TECNA before the U.S. House Subcommittee on Immigration and Citizenship (Judiciary) at a hearing which occurred on Tuesday, July 13 at 2:00 p.m. ET titled, Oh, Canada! How Outdated U.S. Immigration Policies Push Top Talent to Other Countries.
The hearing’s focus was centered on the United States’ antiquated highly skilled immigration policies (i.e. H1-B visas), and how the Unites States is losing these highly skilled workers to other countries and fast.
Watch the testimony below and click here to download the written testimony from Jennifer G. Young on behalf of TECNA.
04.05.23 - TECNA Urges Congress to Repeal Harmful R&D Amortization Provisions
03.07.22 - TECNA Urges Congress to Reverse Amortization of R&D Expenses
02.02.22 - TECNA Urges Department of Commerce, Economic Development Administration in Support of Apprenti Program's EDA Good Jobs Challenge Grant
01.19.22 - TECNA Opposition to Current Proposed Antitrust Legislation
03.29.20 - 126 Pro-Startup Groups Representing 39 States Urge Trump Administration to Save Startup Jobs by Fixing SBA Rule
04.06.20 - TECNA Urges Paycheck Protection for Technology Associations
05.21.20 - TECNA Signs on to 324 Signatory Business Letter to President and Secretaries - Nonimmigrant Visa
06.30.20 - TECNA Signs on to Broad Coalition Letter Opposed to Suspending H1B and Other Non-Immigrant Visas
08.10.20 - TECNA Signs on to Support for Rural Broadband Development
For more information contact TECNA by phone 1-412-545-3493 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
U.S. Public Policy Chair
TECNA U.S. Public Policy Committee Chair
VP, Public Affairs & Communications, Nashville Technology Council
Canada Public Policy Chair
TECNA Canada Public Policy Committee Chair
Director, Public Affairs & Policy, Communitech