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US $787B Stimulus Package – ICT Initiatives May 1, 2009

Posted by Glenn Irvine in Advocacy, Blog, Commentary, Futuring.
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Good to see significant consideration in the US Federal Government’s Economic Stimulus Package for ICT Economic Enabling Initiatives.

Here are some of the budgeted Items.

  • $30 billion for a “smart” U.S. power grid, advanced battery technology and energy efficiency in government buildings and schools.
  • $20 billion over the next 10 years in tax incentives for renewable energy and energy efficiency.
  • $15 billion for investments in basic research and development to train students for an “innovation” economy, and in deploying new technologies into the marketplace.
  • $7 billion for broadband, including build-out in rural areas
  • $19 billion to accelerate adoption of health IT, including electronic health records for the public
  • $8 billion for high-speed rail projects.

I also like the use of the term “Innovation Economy”… Definitely a term I’d like to hear used more in Australia.


Glenn Irvine



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