Spotlights the Crucial Role of American Technology for Small Businesses

WASHINGTON, DC — The American Edge Project, a coalition of two dozen domestic organizations, launched “James,” a new ad highlighting the vital role of American technology in empowering small businesses. 

The spot features a local pharmacy that relies on American technology to fill prescriptions, process insurance claims, and make deliveries more effectively. It goes on to emphasize the threat posed by policies aimed at undermining the technology tools that small businesses rely on, warning that such an agenda will empower foreign adversaries and hurt local businesses.

“The story of James’ pharmacy underscores how American innovation supports the very small businesses that have been serving our communities for generations,” said Doug Kelly, CEO of the American Edge Project. “Misguided policies that weaken American technology will not only hurt these businesses but also empower our foreign adversaries, namely China. It is essential that our leaders pursue smart policies that strengthen American technology and enable businesses of all sizes to grow and thrive.”

Watch “James” here.


“Our pharmacy has been in business for nearly 100 years.

“My wife and I have run it for the last 30.

“American technology is making us more efficient and customer friendly.

“We use online tools to fill prescriptions, process insurance claims and make deliveries.

“But some in Washington want to undermine the technology tools we rely on.

“Their misguided agenda will empower our foreign adversaries and hurt small businesses like ours.

“Our leaders need to strengthen, not weaken, American technology.


The American Edge Project is a coalition of domestic organizations representing a cross-section of U.S. innovators who are dedicated to telling the story about technology’s positive influence on America’s economy and the vital role innovation plays in our society. Former New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez, former U.S. Representative Chris Carney, and former Federal Election Commission Chairman Bradley A. Smith are directors of the American Edge Project. AEP’s National Security Advisory Board is comprised of Former White House Counterterrorism and Homeland Security Advisor Frances Townsend; retired four-star General Joseph F. Dunford Jr., United States Marine Corps (USMC), who served as former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff; and former Acting Director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), Michael J. Morell. Former U.S. Senators Saxby Chambliss (R-GA) and Kent Conrad (D-ND) serve as Co-Chairs of the Project’s Economic Advisory Board. Former U.S. Representative Greg Walden (R-OR) and Former U.S. Representative Loretta Sanchez (D-CA) serve as Co-Chairs of the Project’s Open & Accessible Internet Advisory Board.

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