TechVision21 CEO Kelly Carnes to Moderate ASTRA Panel for Report Release 'Riding the Rising Tide: A 21st Century Strategy for U.

Dec. 10, 2007

WASHINGTON, Dec. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Tuesday, December 11th , TechVision21 will join the Alliance for Science and Technology Research in America (ASTRA) in releasing a new report on global competitiveness that includes a 14 point innovation action agenda for policymakers to ensure America's continued innovation leadership.

The staff briefing -- which will be open to the press -- will focus not only on the competition from major players like China , but the unprecedented race among nations to acquire business investment, R&D facilities and outsourced work to strengthen market positions in high tech industries vital to the United States .

"The role of TechVision21 as principal author of our report written under the direction of the ASTRA Board has been a great help in ASTRA's central mission to educate the public on the linkages between scientific R&D funding and innovation and how that relationship directly impacts our standard of living, national security and economic growth" said Mary L. Good, ASTRA's Chairman and Dean of the Donaghey College of Engineering and Information Technology at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock .

"Innovation remains key to the vital economic health and national defense of our nation," adds report editor and TechVision21 CEO Kelly Carnes . "The United States cannot afford to compete in the race for lowest wages, lack of consumer protection and worker training. We must ensure America's leadership today by supporting our innovators of tomorrow through investment in R&D, development of a world-class science and engineering workforce and creating a pro-innovation business climate."

The event will take place on Tuesday, December 11th at 2PM

Room 2318 of the House Rayburn Office Building.

Report copies will be available at the event or after December 11 by e-mailing [email protected]. PDF versions may be downloaded from

For more information: Cheryl Mendonsa 202-997-5284 [email protected]

SOURCE TechVision21

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