Making Policy for a Digital Economy

It is estimated the digital economy accounts for one-third of the U.S. Economy or roughly $5.9 trillion. The digital economy and the technology that underpins it has had far reaching effects including spurring innovation in manufacturing, energy, and transportation. As we move into a new Congress, we must examine how Congress will provide oversight and enact legislation that could either harm or further grow the digital economy. As this panel looks at issues around the digital economy, it will also be important to begin to examine how this technology is helping to solve some timely policy issues such as environmental issues, or address new policy issues such as those that arise from emerging technologies. We invite entrepreneurs, policy wonks, and anyone else to come and engage with members to have a robust conversation around the implications of a digital economy.

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Marsha Blackburn

US House of Representatives

Bill Flores

US House of Representatives

Hugh Gamble


Maritza Kelley

Realize Strategies

Marc Vesaey

US House of Representatives


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