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Innovation and Workforce Development

Crow Looks to Strengthen Innovation Pipeline Between Universities and Small Businesses

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Washington, D.C.— Yesterday, the House Committee on Small Business Subcommittee on Innovation and Workforce Development, led by Rep. Jason Crow (D-CO), examined the collaborative relationship between research universities and small businesses that fuels technological innovation. Each year, universities and research institutions create thousands of patents that are then commercialized by small busi... Read more »

Statement of the Hon. Jason Crow on “The Innovation Pipeline: From Universities to Small Businesses”

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As Chairman of the Innovation and Workforce Subcommittee, I see every day how much value comes from innovation and entrepreneurship. For decades, the United States has led the world in innovation, in large part because of our commitment to funding research and development at our nation’s universities. Every year, hundreds of patents are developed on our nation’s college campuses. Products like lif... Read more »

Statement of the Hon. Jason Crow on Creating the Clean Energy Workforce

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As the Congressman from Colorado’s 6th district, I understand the importance of clean and renewable energy for our environment and our economy. We know that climate change is impacting towns and communities across the country---from more intense and frequent wildfires and tropical storms from the west to east coast and rising sea levels in coastal cities like Miami to nonstop rain damaging crops i... Read more »

Crow Looks to Close Skills Gap in the Clean Energy Sector

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Washington, D.C.— Today, the House Small Business Subcommittee on Innovation and Workforce Development under Chairman Jason Crow (D-CO) assembled for a hearing focused on workforce development issues facing small businesses in the clean energy sector. Overall, small firms in the clean and renewable energy industry are experiencing workforce shortages that inhibit their ability to grow and meet con... Read more »

Statement of the Hon. Jason Crow on SBA Programs Spurring Innovation

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One of the keys to long term growth in our economy is to create an environment that encourages innovation. We know that when given the opportunity, small firms have proven that they can lead the way innovating and creating new jobs. Many innovations and businesses that we benefit from today found their start in basements and garages around the country. From 2000 to 2017, small businesses created 8... Read more »

Crow Seeks to Improve SBA Programs for Small Business Innovation

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Washington, D.C.— Today, the House Small Business Subcommittee on Innovation and Workforce Development, under Chairman Jason Crow (D-CO), held a hearing focused on SBA programs supporting innovation in the small business sector. The hearing centered on initiatives like Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR), Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR), and Growth Accelerator Competition Fund Pilo... Read more »

Crow Holds Hearing to Examine Skills Gap Facing Small Businesses

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Washington, D.C.— Yesterday, Rep. Jason Crow (D-CO) Chairman of the Small Business Subcommittee on Innovation and Workforce Development gathered business owners, labor experts, and industry representatives to discuss ways private industry and the government can collaborate to ensure that the labor force has the training necessary to meet the skill demands of the economy now and in the future. “Thi... Read more »

Statement of the Hon. Jason Crow on Mind the Skills Gap: Apprenticeships and Training Programs

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Since the recession ended in 2009, our economy has experienced over a decade of economic expansion, and despite a low unemployment rate we know that challenges remain. Small employers are having an increasingly hard time finding skilled and qualified workers. In fact, for over a year, more jobs have been available in the economy than people actively seeking them out. Two factors seem to be driving... Read more »

Statement of the Hon. Jason Crow on The Digital Ecosystem: New Pathways to Entrepreneurship

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We all know how much the Internet has changed our lives but the most dramatic impact it may have had is the opportunities it has provided small businesses. Twenty years ago, there was no Google, YouTube or Facebook—companies that started small but have eventually turned into major brands. Much of this is made possible by the Internet and its ability to connect people in ways unheard of just a shor... Read more »

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