Center for Technology and Innovation

10 For Tech: A Pol⁠i⁠cy Toolk⁠i⁠⁠t⁠ for S⁠t⁠a⁠t⁠es To Embrace Innova⁠t⁠⁠i⁠on ⁠i⁠n 2024

By: Dr. Edward Longe / 2023

Dr. Edward Longe


Center for Technology and Innovation


Why Ten For Tech?

Technology has fundamentally reshaped how Americans live their daily lives, with advancements over the last year surpassing what even  the most optimistic technologists thought possible. Today, Americans  can receive groceries via drones, communicate with friends and family  anywhere in the world, and use artificial intelligence to complete mundane  tasks. These are just a few of the infinite possibilities modern technological  advancement offers. However, Americans will only be able to experience  these benefits if state lawmakers create legislative and regulatory  environments that incentivize innovators to innovate and entrepreneurs to  build the next generation of goods and services. 

While lawmakers must be conscious of any potential harm from using  technology, they must do so proportionately and strategically and embrace  the principles of free markets and limited government. Rejecting these  principles and expanding government control through excessive regulation  will inevitably deny Americans the multifaceted benefits technology  can offer, leaving them poorer and state economies weaker. However,  lawmakers can avoid these consequences if they adopt common sense  rules that protect citizens and do not burden innovators. 

The following toolkit includes 10 action-oriented policies that state  lawmakers can implement to cultivate innovation to advance free markets,  protect citizens and consumers, drive their economies, and produce  prosperity.

Click here to explore the full toolkit or click the image below.