New North Carolina TechVoice Chapter Hosts Policy Briefing

Jan 07, 2013, 13:06 ET from CompTIA

Lawmakers, Policy Experts to Discuss Recent Election, Preview Issues Affecting Tech Industry

DURHAM, N.C., Jan. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Lawmakers and policy experts will examine what 2013 may hold for North Carolina's technology industry at a briefing hosted by the new North Carolina chapter of TechVoice.


TechVoice is a partnership of CompTIA, the non-profit association for the technology industry, the Technology Councils of North America (TECNA) and participating regional technology associations, including the North Carolina Technology Association.

The briefing is scheduled for 8-10 a.m. Friday, January 11, at The Solution Center, 1101 Slater Road, Suite 200, Brighton Hall/Second Floor, Durham.

Experts will weigh in on the impact of the 2012 elections and preview key policy battles. Discussion topics will include the Congressional "lame duck" agenda; evolving tech policy issues; the fiscal cliff; the possibility of new state taxes in North Carolina; and other key issues in the state legislature and on Capitol Hill.

Scheduled speakers include:

  • Rep. David Price, representing North Carolina's Fourth Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives
  • State Rep. Marilyn Avila, representing North Carolina's 40th District
  • Liz Hyman, Vice President, Public Advocacy, CompTIA
  • Ed Turlington, Partner, BrooksPierce
  • Brooks Raiford, President and CEO, North Carolina Technology Association

To register for the briefing or for more information, visit the TechVoice website

About TechVoice
TechVoice is a partnership of CompTIA, the Technology Councils of North America (TECNA) and participating regional technology associations. Collectively, we represent thousands of technology companies across the country employing millions of workers. We are dedicated to empowering and mobilizing the grassroots tech community to impact legislative and regulatory issues important to growth, innovation and job creation.

About CompTIA
CompTIA is the voice of the world's information technology (IT) industry. As a non-profit trade association advancing the global interests of IT professionals and companies, CompTIA is the recognized authority for IT education and credentials and the primary advocate for IT businesses and workers.

About the NCTA
The North Carolina Technology Association (NCTA) is a not-for-profit, membership-driven trade association and the primary voice of the technology industry in North Carolina. NCTA is the intersection of leadership and technology, fueling the growth of North Carolina through executive engagement, public affairs and a knowledge workforce.