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|D-LINK SYSTEMS CEO STEVEN JOE SHOWS SUPPORT FOR ECONOMIC STIMULUS PROPOSAL TO CONGRESS|
|Posted: Tue Feb 10, 2009 02:23:00 PM|
Joins Technology Business Leaders' Call to Invest in Digital Infrastructures, Encourage Innovation, Create Jobs and Bolster Long-Term Recovery
FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., February 3, 2009 — D-Link Systems, Inc. president and CEO Steven Joe has joined the nation's technology and business leaders in asking Congress to make strategic investments in digital infrastructure a vital part of the economic stimulus and recovery plan.
In a letter to House and Senate leaders, Joe and 117 CEOs and business leaders said investments in health care information technology, broadband and energy smart grids "will provide our nation with a near-term stimulus and long-term comparative advantage."
"Investments in America's digital infrastructure will spur significant job creation in the immediate term. An investment of $40 billion in America's IT network infrastructure in 2009 will create more than 949,000 U.S. jobs, more than half of which will be in small businesses," wrote the business leaders to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell and House Republican Leader John Boehner.
"Congress and the new Administration face a formidable task, restoring the nation's confidence and encouraging the innovation, risk-taking and entrepreneurship needed to get our country moving again. The investments in a smarter energy grid, health care IT (such as electronic medical records) and accelerating broadband deployment recommended by President Obama will not only stimulate the economy, but will also accelerate long-term growth. They fund the future," added the business leaders.
"As a key contributor to the rapidly expanding home and business networking environment, D-Link has long maintained a commitment to developing new and innovative connectivity solutions," said Joe. "Our goal is to continue these efforts and at the same time contribute to America's future economic competitiveness."
The letter was spearheaded by the Technology CEO Council, TechNet, the Information Technology Industry Council and the Technology Association of America.
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