The Newsletter of TechPAC and NVTC

January 8, 2009


NVTC Unveils 2009 Legislative Agenda

NVTC has announced the Northern Virginia technology community's legislative agenda for 2009, with an emphasis on preserving the gains Virginia has made in building a globally branded technology business climate that regularly earns the Commonwealth accolades as the best place for business.

The legislative session, which begins Wednesday, January 14, will be challenging this year as the Commonwealth wrestles with more than a $2.9 billion revenue shortfall. NVTC is committed to innovative solutions to ensure Northern Virginia does not lose competitive ground in the years to come.

"We are excited to present our 2009 Legislative Agenda and believe it properly addresses the needs of Northern Virginia's technology community," said Donna Morea, Chair of NVTC and President of CGI. "We are confident that we can work with Governor Kaine and the Legislature to achieve real advancements in technology policy, promotion of entrepreneurship, STEM education and workforce development, tax policy and public-private partnership opportunities. NVTC will continue to make the case for critically needed transportation funding and will work to minimize cuts to our colleges and universities and research programs to keep Virginia competitive in a global economy. While Virginia is confronted with a budget shortfall, this is not the time to make fatal cutbacks in the areas that mean the most to our members. I am hopeful that NVTC's public policy team will find Richmond receptive to our proposals."

NVTC's public policy team will maintain a full-time presence in Richmond throughout the legislative session to promote this agenda and serve as the voice for Northern Virginia's technology community.

To view NVTC's legislative agenda, click here




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