Technology

Technology-based industries and businesses create tremendous growth and opportunity in the U.S. economy and are essential to competing in an interconnected world. Outdated laws and regulations impede U.S. technological innovation and deployment.

The U.S. Chamber and the Chamber Technology Engagement Center (C_TEC) promote market-based solutions, policies that foster investment in technology research and deployment, and balanced regulatory treatment of technical platforms.

Recent Activity

Above the FoldJun 27, 2017 - 11:00am
Google self-driving car on California Highway 280

Rallying Around Self-Driving Vehicle Legislation

Voters support self-driving vehicles and understand their benefits.

TestimonyJun 27, 2017 - 1:00am

TESTIMONY & VIDEO: C_TEC SVP Tim Day Testifies on Self-Driving Vehicles before the House Energy & Commerce Committee

Today, the U.S. Chamber is releasing a new survey conducted by Morning Consult showing that voters support the use of self-driving vehicles and prefer a unified federal standard to govern their use. Tim Day, senior vice president of Chamber Technology Engagement Center (C_TEC), discussed the survey results today during his testimony before the U.S. House of Representatives Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Digital Commerce and Consumer Protection in support of self-driving vehicle legislation.

ReportJun 15, 2017 - 3:00pm

Data Centers: Jobs & Opportunities in Communities Nationwide

With 6 million jobs and 2.5 million job openings, America’s technology sector is driving economic growth, expanding global dominance in innovation and entrepreneurship, and putting Americans to work. Data centers, where data is stored and processed, are used by burgeoning technologies like drones and sensors to monitor crops and soil levels. Without these centers, we can’t power the innovations to keep our economy moving.

Press ReleaseJun 15, 2017 - 2:30pm

U.S. Chamber Report: Data Centers Average $32.5 Million in Economic Impact

According to a new report released today by the U.S. Chamber Technology Engagement Center (C_TEC), the average data center adds $32.5 million in economic activity to its local community each year. The report, Data Centers – Jobs and Opportunities in Communities Nationwide, also reveals that during construction, a typical data center generates an additional $9.9 million in revenue for state and local governments.

EventJun 15, 2017 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Data Center

Data Centers: Jobs and Opportunities in Communities Nationwide

Join us for the release of a report on the economic benefits of data centers.

Above the FoldMay 22, 2017 - 10:45am
May 18, 2017 - Washington, DC, USA: U.S. Invest In America Summit, featuring Vice President Mike Pence, Treasury Sec. Steve Mnuchin. With Tom Donohue, and Myron Brilliant.    Photo by Joshua Roberts / © U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Just Another Week At the Chamber…

VP Pence and more.

EventMay 19, 2017 - 8:30am to 9:30am

TecTalk with Rep. Marsha Blackburn

Join C_TEC and the U.S. Chamber’s Telecommunications & E-Commerce Committee as we welcome U.S. Congressman Marsha Blackburn for a TecTalk on Broadband Infrastructure as part of Infrastructure Week.

Press ReleaseMay 17, 2017 - 3:30pm

U.S. Chamber Hosts Fifth Annual Global Supply Chain Summit

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce today hosted the Fifth Annual Global Supply Chain Summit, Building Tomorrow's Networks Today, which brought together industry leaders from the public and private sectors to discuss issues influencing supply chains now and into the future. The summit, which took place during National Infrastructure Week, showcased the importance of technology and innovation to supporting supply chain efficiency, improving access to global markets for small and medium-size businesses, and driving economic competitiveness for all U.S. businesses.

Above the FoldMay 15, 2017 - 10:30am
Ajit Pai, chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, speaks at Mobile World.

Meet the Internet’s Friend, Ajit Pai

The FCC Chairman is undoing many of the onerous regulations imposed over the last eight years.

Press ReleaseMay 05, 2017 - 3:30pm

U.S. Chamber Kicks Off TecExec Series with Event on Role of Tech in Agriculture

The U.S. Chamber Technology Engagement Center (C_TEC) today kicked off its TecExec Series with “Farm to Table: A Tech Story,” an event discussing the role of technology in agriculture, retail, and the grocery industry. It also released the results of a Morning Consult poll, which shows that voters overwhelmingly say technology is beneficial to food production. According to the survey, nearly 8 in 10 voters say technology plays an important role in the grocery industry.