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.


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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

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C_TEC Intelligence

C_TEC is working closely with Morning Consult to leverage their research, media, and data visualization tools to explore and distribute data on the most pressing technology issues. The C_TEC Intelligence platform powers this effort and will quickly become a leading information source on the economic and social impact of the tech sector.



Upcoming Event

Data Centers: Jobs and Opportunities in Communities Nationwide
June 15 | 2:00 - 3:00 PM
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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. ​Join ​us ​as ​we ​bring ​together ​different ​industry ​leaders ​to ​discuss ​the ​policies, ​investments ​and ​overall ​economic ​benefits ​surrounding ​data ​centers ​across ​the ​United ​States.

Recent Activity

Above the FoldMar 27, 2017 - 9:15am

State of American Business: Moving Technology Ahead

Technology is deeply integrated across sectors and across our economy.

ArticleMar 14, 2017 - 4:15pm

Can Tech Create Enough Jobs to Continue the Recovery?

Jobs, jobs, jobs. That’s been at the top of every American’s mind as the country has struggled to recover from the great recession. Across America, hard-working middle class families have sought to regain their economic footing and continue to climb the ladder of success.

Press ReleaseMar 14, 2017 - 1:15pm

C_TEC Submits Comments to NTIA on IoT Green Paper

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Chamber Technology Engagement Center (C_TEC) yesterday submitted comments to the Department of Commerce’s (DoC) National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) calling on the DoC to support the Developing Innovation and Growing the Internet of Things (DIGIT) Act in Congress, a bill that would ensure that stakeholders are engaged with the government on issues surrounding the internet of things (IoT). The comments also warn the NTIA against creating new regulations that would inhibit IoT development.

CommentMar 13, 2017 - 4:15pm

C_TEC Submits Comments to NTIA Green Paper on IoT

NTIA can contribute to the future of IoT by coordinating government activity and insisting on data-driven decision making. As a convener of American innovators, C_TEC is ready to help the government promote the limitless potential of IoT.

ArticleFeb 10, 2017 - 5:15pm

Intel Investing in American Tech Jobs

from the C_TEC Blog Intel took a major step on Wednesday in promoting not only American job growth, but also the growth and innovation of the tech industry. CEO Brian Krzanich announced that Intel will be investing $7 billion into a new factory in Arizona—a state that has been making great strides in providing an incubator for technology such as autonomous vehicles and drones.

Above the FoldJan 13, 2017 - 5:00pm
House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) delivers remarks in the House Chamber.

The House of Representatives Hits the Ground Running on Innovation and Tech Legislation

The House passed bipartisan legislation that modernizes government and meets the needs of today’s innovation-driven economy.

ArticleJan 11, 2017 - 10:00am

Chao Poised to Influence Self-Driving, Connected Vehicle Rules if Confirmed

...must “utilize flexible and rational guidance approach that aligns with the realities of the innovation development and testing process.”

CommentNov 22, 2016 - 12:00pm

C_TEC sends comments to the White House on Data Portability

Portability should be incentivized but not mandated. Companies will organically adapt to this practice without the government forcing their hand. Doing so would be a mistake and an example of government overstepping the boundaries of interfering with the decisions of private businesses.

LetterNov 22, 2016 - 11:00am

Coalition Letter - H.R. 6004, the "Modernizing Government Technology Act of 2016"

This letter was sent to the members of the U.S. Senate in support of H.R. 6004, the “Modernizing Government Technology Act of 2016,” or “MGT Act.”