The Internet Association Welcomes PPI Study On California Internet Jobs
PPI STUDY HIGHLIGHTS JOB GROWTH IN CALIFORNIA’S CENTRAL VALLEY AND ACROSS THE STATE
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, The Internet Association President & CEO Michael Beckerman issued the following statement in response to the results of a study released by the Progressive Policy Institute. The study highlights recent encouraging signs of job growth in the Internet and tech sector in California that could help lift the state out of its economic doldrums, including hard-hit areas such as the Central Valley.
“The PPI study demonstrates the fact that the Internet Economy has moved to Main Streets across California, highlighting the profound impact the Internet has on jobs, economic growth, innovation, and prosperity.
“Elected officials from every corner of California must recognize that Internet jobs are no longer just in Silicon Valley and businesses in every economic sector are benefitting from Internet technologies. The Internet is the future of our economy here in California and nationwide. The Internet powers non-tech businesses in communities across the country.
“The Internet Association will continue to work with policymakers to ensure economic growth without burdensome regulations. No matter how well-intentioned, laws hastily enacted and without consideration of the full impact on a dynamic industry could create lasting, negative consequences for California entrepreneurs and innovators as well as for consumers.”
The report is authored by PPI’s chief economic strategist Dr. Michael Mandel and the research was conducted in partnership with The Internet Association. The report can be found on PPI’s website here.