Governor Evers: Brookings/ITIF proposal would significantly boost funding for Wisconsin tech leaders

Monday, December 09, 2019

Report calls for 10-year, $100 billion federal Investment in “heartland” tech centers

MADISON, WI.  – Governor Tony Evers urged Wisconsin’s congressional delegation to give careful consideration to a new proposal that would provide up to $100 billion in the next decade to fund technological entrepreneurship and innovation in so-called “heartland” states.

A report released jointly by the Metropolitan Policy Program at the Brookings Institution and the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF) notes the growing economic gap between a handful of highest technology, highest R&D “superstar” metropolitan areas, mostly located on the east and west coasts, and the rest of the country.

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