Northern Virginia Technology Council | Press Room | NVTC Outlines 2015 Legislative Priorities

January 6, 2015
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NVTC Outlines 2015 Legislative Priorities

On Jan. 6, NVTC Chairman Sudhakar Kesavan, chairman and CEO of ICF International, and NVTC President and CEO Bobbie Kilberg sent NVTC’s 2015 Legislative Agenda to all members of the Virginia General Assembly and to the governor, lieutenant governor, attorney general and senior officials of the McAuliffe administration. NVTC’s 2015 Legislative Agenda advocates policies and investments that focus on competitiveness and economic growth, STEM education and workforce, veterans’ employment, and infrastructure to ensure Virginia remains a top state for business and a global technology center.

Specific priorities include:

  • Restoring funding cuts to the CIT GAP Funds
  • Extending Virginia’s capital gains exemption for investments in technology, life sciences and energy businesses
  • Providing Virginia’s Mach37 Cyber Accelerator with statutory and budget authority to accept private sector funding and investment to support its operations
  • Launching a new veterans employment performance grant incentive to encourage small and mid-size businesses to hire veterans

    To review a copy of NVTC's letter and the full 2015 Legislative Agenda, please click here.