A proposal to elevate the Department of Commerce by consolidating federal trade, technology, workforce training, and economic development programs into one department with one mission: national competitiveness through innovation.
Jonathan Sallet offers five steps to create 21st century federal policies that the Obama administration and Congress together can enact to produce sustained, broad-based economic growth amid needed fiscal restraint.
The federal government can assume a vital role in which it frames critical national challenges, facilitates the flow of information and expertise to and between regions, and helps finance, in a competitive and leveraged fashion, valuable activities that innovation clusters would otherwise be unable to undertake.
Science Progress and American Progress's Doing What Works project teamed up to produce a set of policy proposals that the Obama administration and Congress can adopt to reinvest in the building blocks of American science, innovation, and economic competitiveness. Read the overview of the five reports.
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