Chamber Technology Engagement Center

C_TEC (U.S. Chamber Technology Engagement Center) promotes the role of technology in our economy and advocates for rational policy solutions that drive economic growth, spur innovation, and create jobs.


More about the Chamber's Technology Engagement Center (C_TEC)

C_TEC is a campaign that cuts across nearly every sector to harness all the good work and aggressive advocacy on behalf of the technology sector already underway AND provide a new platform with enhanced prominence to address the emerging tech issues that are on the horizon.

Going forward, there are four primary areas of focus for the Center:

  • Emerging Issues
  • Global Competitiveness
  • Talent
  • Capital & Governance

Recent Activity

Press ReleaseNov 17, 2020 - 8:00pm

U.S. Chamber Applauds White House's Release of AI Regulatory Guidance

“The U.S. Chamber applauds the release of the White House's Guidance for Regulation of Artificial Intelligence Applications.

Above the FoldOct 29, 2020 - 5:00pm
Tech city

American Innovation Requires A National Policy Upgrade

Our EVP of C_TEC breaks down our 2021 Technology agenda following our #AmericanInnovators event.

ReportOct 27, 2020 - 2:00pm
America's Next Tech Upgrade - Workforce Report Cover

America's Next Tech Upgrade Reports

Our nation’s future economic success, growth, and competitiveness depends on a thriving and innovative technology sector. Every company is a tech company and data-driven innovation is the foundation of businesses across the country. These reports focus on four topics, broadband, data, transportation and workforce and include calls for a national strategy on each.

EventOct 27, 2020 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
CTEC American Innovators Teaser Graphic - October 2020

American Innovators: America's Next Tech Upgrade

The event titled American Innovators: America’s Next Tech Upgrade will feature policymakers and technology leaders to discuss what is necessary during the next presidential administration to ensure technology can be a lifeline and accelerator for post-COVID 19 economic growth. 

Press ReleaseOct 27, 2020 - 2:00pm

U.S. Chamber Unveils 2021 Technology Policy Agenda

The U.S. Chamber’s Technology Engagement Center (C_TEC) today unveiled its 2021 technology policy agenda at its virtual event, “American Innovators: America’s Next Tech Upgrade.” The event brought together policymakers and technology leaders to discuss what is necessary during the next presidential administration to ensure technology is a lifeline and accelerator for post-COVID 19 economic growth.  

Press ReleaseOct 06, 2020 - 5:15pm

U.S. Chamber Calls Antitrust Report a Deeply Flawed Basis for Any Legislative Conversation

“It is a flawed premise that our antitrust laws no longer work and that the outcome in the market is better guided by government, not consumers. Any contemplated changes to our antitrust laws will impact all sectors of our economy. We urge members of Congress to refrain from relying on this one-sided staff report to guide future legislation.”

Letters to CongressSep 15, 2020 - 11:45am

U.S. Chamber Letter on S. 4286 and H.R. 7308, "Research Investment to Spark the Economy (RISE) Act"

This Hill letter was sent to the Members of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation and the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, on S. 4286 / H.R. 7308, the “Research Investment to Spark the Economy (RISE) Act."

Letters to CongressSep 08, 2020 - 10:00am

U.S. Chamber Letter on Broadband Connectivity and the Homework Gap

This Hill letter on broadband connectivity and the homework gap was sent to the Members of the United States Congress.

Press ReleaseAug 12, 2020 - 3:30pm

U.S. Chamber Applauds Decision on Small Cell Order, Urges Congress to Enact Permanent Permit Streamlining Reforms

Washington, D.C.— David Hirschmann, president of the U.S. Chamber’s Technology Engagement Center (C_Tec), issued the following statement today in response to the Ninth Circuit for the U.S. Court of Appeals’ decision regarding the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) 2018 Small Cell Order:

Above the FoldJul 29, 2020 - 3:00pm
Broadband in COVID19

The Importance of Digitally Connecting All Americans

Universal broadband connectivity is critical, now more than ever. We explain why: