Advocacy & Industry Impact
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ITA works to influence the industry through various forms of advocacy, partnership, diversity and STEM education.


ITA works on behalf of our member companies to ensure their voices are heard at the local, state and national level. There is no question about it, Illinois has one of the most robust technology sectors of any state in the country. And we’re working to grow it even further. As the leading technology industry trade organization in Illinois, we champion policies that foster a growth of the technology industry and allow technology companies to create, thrive and compete.

Through our partnerships with CompTIA and TechNet, ITA promotes technology issues that drive the industry. We also work at a local level to keep tech front and center with city council members and state legislators. View our statement on the proposed ordinance to ban driverless cars in Chicago and read our position on the role of government in technology.

Do you want to get involved? If you are interested in getting involved to advocate for the industry, let us know at


Diversity and STEM Education 

We continue to seek out organizations that celebrate difference and advance diversity in an industry that can at times be homogenous. ITA and 1871 actively committed to building and supporting a more inclusive and diverse community in order to provide those from underrepresented groups a pathway into technology and innovation leadership. Part of our initiative includes Women Influence Chicago and the Women Influence Chicago Accelerator program.

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