The future of innovation and technology policy in the U.S.

As this ITIF report indicates, we have a lot to learn about President-elect Trump's positions on important innovation and economic issues such as R&D, federal research funding, patent system reform, tech transfer and commercialization and more.   These issues are important for our country's ability to compete in the global economy, for the competitiveness of… Continue reading The future of innovation and technology policy in the U.S.

Big win for new chamber export program

In 2014, the Gainesville Chamber launched an export program for members in partnership with Enterprise Florida and the U.S. Commercial Service.  One of the first participants was a small business from Newberry, FL, Endoscopy Replacement Parts.  John Hartnett, VP of Global Business Development, made full use of the Chamber's resources, staff and programs.  John quickly… Continue reading Big win for new chamber export program

All are Welcome Here Campaign

Today, we launch a new campaign from Raleigh and the Research Triangle to the world. http://www.allarewelcomehere.com/ We all know how great our region is—and we’re inviting everyone to share the love. Download a logo, social media avatar, or another of our open source assets and use them to express your feelings and tell your story—on… Continue reading All are Welcome Here Campaign

“New generation steps up to lead the Triangle”

Since moving to the Triangle, I've had the opportunity to meet hundreds, if not thousands of business, government and civic leaders.  Amongst this group, I've met many new leaders that are shaping the future.  I'm honored to be included by the News & Observer in their story, "New generation steps up the lead the Triangle."… Continue reading “New generation steps up to lead the Triangle”

Gainesville gets great new leader in Dr. Fuchs

The University and Gainesville communities have welcomed Dr. Kent Fuchs over the past month as UF's 12th President.  Last Thursday, President Fuchs gave the keynote address at the Gainesville Chamber's Annual Meeting.  He highlighted the progress, momentum and future potential of our region and that of UF.  Both have initiatives underway that are bold and… Continue reading Gainesville gets great new leader in Dr. Fuchs

Cade Museum, Gainesville downtown redevelopment and much more

The Cade Museum represents a great opportunity to support downtown redevelopment, build our tourism product that supports small businesses, cement our "innovation" brand nationally and provide our kids an eternal source of inspiration for invention and creativity.  We, as those focused on building our economy, almost could not ask for a better project to support.… Continue reading Cade Museum, Gainesville downtown redevelopment and much more

Leadership in Gainesville

The Gainesville Sun ran an editorial on Sunday, September 14, 2014 titled, "New Leadership."  Here is an excerpt and link to the full editorial. "Since Tim Giuliani was hired as president of the Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce in 2012, the group has become more involved in local government. The chamber has created groups to… Continue reading Leadership in Gainesville