Please join the Progressive Policy Institute
for a forum on
The Economic Implications of the Wireless Boom
May 1, 2012
9: 30 a.m. – 11 a.m.
The Mayflower Hotel, Chinese Ballroom
1127 Connecticut Ave. NW, Washington, DC
Roger Etner, Founder of Recon Analytics
Thomas Hazlett, Professor of Law & Economics, George Mason University
Michael Mandel, Chief Economic Strategist, Progressive Policy Institute
Join Roger Entner of Recon Analytics, Thomas Hazlett of George Mason University, and Michael Mandel of PPI to discuss the economic implications of the wireless boom.
Entner will explain the findings of his broad-ranging paper, “The Wireless Industry: The Essential Engine Of U.S. Economic Growth," which reports that:
- The U.S. wireless industry is responsible for 3.8 million jobs, directly and indirectly
- The wireless industry now dwarfs the automobile, publishing, accommodation and agriculture industries. Remarkably, it has even become a close rival to the computer systems design industry.
- The wireless industry and its direct and indirect employees paid $82.2 billion in taxes, including federal, state and local fees and taxes.