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The DC Code: § 2-1221.32 Duties.

Index2 Government Administration. (Refs & Annos)
a
The Task Force shall conduct a detailed assessment of the emerging knowledge and technology cluster in the District of Columbia through the following:
1
A review of national best practices to develop and attract knowledge-based and technology-based companies;
2
Creation of a plan to promote the development of research-driven and innovative firms in the District; and
3
Creation of a way to market and identify the District as a center for creativity and innovation, capitalizing on established institutions such as museums, think tanks, universities, and media and communication industries.
b
The Task Force shall explore means to increase economic activity within the District through knowledge-based activities, including technology commercialization, by encouraging the following:
1
Development of the technology infrastructure such as fiber optics cable and research and incubator space needed by knowledge-based and technology-based companies;
2
The transfer and commercialization of university research;
3
Partnerships between businesses and universities to market university products and attract government and private investment for these products;
4
Creation of an entrepreneurial environment for new businesses to take advantage of emerging knowledge-based and technology development opportunities, especially in underserved communities and disadvantaged populations;
5
Relocation of businesses to the District to take advantage of these initiatives;
6
Investment by venture capital firms in emerging knowledge-based and technology-based companies in the District; and
7
Collaboration by universities, public schools, and small businesses to:
A
Define the jobs that may be created through innovation-led and technology development initiatives and the skills that will be needed for these jobs;
B
Integrate opportunities for students and employees to work across disciplines to obtain the skills necessary for enhanced job performance; and
C
Help individuals without technical skills to participate in on-the-job training, in conjunction with public schools and local universities.

Historical and Statutory

Legislative History of Laws For Law 16-190, see notes following § 2-1221.31. DC CODE § 2-1221.32 Current through December 11, 2012

Credits

(Mar. 2, 2007, D.C. Law 16-190, § 3, 53 DCR 6791.)