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GOVERNMENT RELATIONS

NC TECH engages with elected and appointed leaders at various levels of government for the purposes of educating our members and those officials about issues affecting the tech sector.  Our advocacy efforts are focused at the state level, and we offer a variety of avenues for dialog with policy makers.

NC TECH has for many years worked with the firm of Brooks Pierce to assist the Association in its on state legislative matters.  Ed Turlington and Matt Bales are registered to represent NC TECH and serve as a valuable resource to our members.


ASSOCIATION ISSUES 

NC TECH offers a vehicle for the collective voice of its members on issues that have particular impact on the tech sector.  We focus on tax, regulatory, and procurement matters as they arise, and on general policy matters that are of special interest to the innovation community (crowd funding, STEM education, workforce, and more).


GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS PROGRAMS 

NC TECH hosts virtual and in-person meetings and events throughout the year, which typically have included an annual Tech Day at the Legislature; Capitol Hill Reception with the NC Congressional Delegation; and special events with elected officials, elections outlooks, and other programming to educate and involve members in public policy.

Tech Day at the Legislature

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Charter Communications

The 2021 Tech Day at the Legislature took place on June 16. Learn More

NC TECH members gather to engage our legislators and demonstrate the vibrancy of the tech sector. The day begins with a Legislative Breakfast with NC Senate and House members.


GOVERNMENT VENDOR NETWORK 

GVN

A significant subset of NC TECH’s member companies do business (or would like to) with the State of North Carolina.  NC TECH convenes agency leaders, departmental CIOs, policy makers and others on a quarterly basis (plus special sessions when warranted) so that business partners can engage directly with these decision-makers. Government Vendor Network meetings are quarterly and sometimes include special sessions.  You can find them on the Events Calendar. Learn more about our upcoming events by visiting our calendar.


OTHER RESOURCES

The North Carolina General Assembly - Provides a searchable online resource for searching bills and tracking legislation. 

 NC E-Procurement - Provides an innovative, cost-saving, and efficient method of purchasing.  NC E-Procurement allows government entities to aggregate their purchases to obtain better prices from suppliers.

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