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Tech Funding: If U.S. Bows Out, States May Come Up Short

Science  15 Dec 1995:
Vol. 270, Issue 5243, pp. 1749
DOI: 10.1126/science.270.5243.1749


Boston—The federal side of cooperative state technology programs looks as if it's melting away. Republicans have proposed canceling the U.S. Department of Commerce's Advanced Technology Program (ATP), calling it “corporate welfare” and arguing that states and private industry will pick up the slack. Some state technology officials have a darker view, saying that hundreds of companies and researchers may be left in the cold.