What do the 2016 Presidential Candidates think about the impact of the nation’s high tech industry?

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An invitation to talk tech to First in the Nation voters

What do the 2016 Presidential Candidates think about the impact of the nation’s high tech industry; an industry that accounts for 7.1 percent of the overall U.S. GDP and 11.4 percent of the total U.S. private sector payroll, and 5.7 percent of private sector wages? And what would they do to support it?

Together, the NH High Tech Council and national partner CompTIA, (the Computing Technology Industry Association), are offering an opportunity for all presidential candidates to weigh in through a video campaign that both organizations are sharing among their membership and audiences, reaching hundreds of thousands tech business leaders and tech professionals.

How to participate

  • All campaigns are encouraged to send us a two to three minute video that shares their candidate’s view, or answers the sample question below
  • iPhone 6 or later video quality is requested, an external device to capture audio is preferred
  • Email your video to NHHTC’s government affairs director Michelline Dufort at michelline@cooksonstrategies.com
  • Videos will be accepted through February 5

Sample question

Our nation’s businesses struggle to fill roughly 1 million tech jobs that are currently open (and that have an average salary of $100,000).

As president, what would you do to encourage more people to pursue careers in technology and reduce the skills gap, prompting companies to expand and making America more competitive in a global technology marketplace?

Sharing with New Hampshire and beyond

Both NHHTC and CompTIA will post the videos on our websites, share through active blogs, and through the social media channels of both organizations. Given the active online communities that both organizations work in, we can assure you that the conversation has great potential to become viral!

About CompTIA
With approximately 2,000 member companies, 3,000 academic and training partners and nearly 2 million IT certifications issued, CompTIA is the nation’s IT Trade Association and the voice of the world’s information technology (IT) industry. As a non-profit trade association, CompTIA is dedicated to advancing industry growth through educational programs, market research, networking events, professional certifications and public policy. Through its advocacy arm, CompTIA champions member-driven business and IT priorities that impact all information technology companies – from small managed solutions providers and software developers to large equipment manufacturers and communications service providers.