Our Work

America’s innovators support millions of jobs across the country. They benefit businesses and organizations of all sizes by bringing their products to a broad consumer base around the world.

Preserving an open and accessible internet is a critical component of conveying innovative ideas, building new organizations, inventing new goods and services, growing new businesses, reaching new customers, and developing new sectors.

See the American Edge Project’s economic work:

Asian American Inventors Spur Technological Innovation Across the United States, US Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce, February 11th, 2021

American Tech Innovation Supports Black Entrepreneurs, Harry C. Alford, February 1st, 2021

Powering Economic Recovery On Main Street Through Technology, Ann Sullivan, January 28th, 2021

How Tech Can Jumpstart Our COVID Comeback, Former U.S. Sens. Saxby Chambliss and Kent Conrad, January 20th, 2021

Technology Transforms And Connects Communities And Businesses For The Better, Blog Post, January 5th, 2021

New Ad Spotlights Vital Importance of Tech Innovation for the American Economy, Press Release, December 21st, 2020

New Poll: Voters Look to Tech Companies to Help Drive Economic Recovery, Ipsos and AEP, December 17th, 2020

Op-Ed: America’s technological edge must be protected, Former U.S. Sens. Saxby Chambliss and Kent Conrad, December 10th, 2020

AEP Announces Economic Advisory Board, Press Release, November 20th, 2020



Economic Advisory Board

Saxby Chambliss
Former U.S. Senate (R-GA)

Saxby Chambliss served in the US Senate for two terms and, before that, served four terms in the US House of Representatives.

During his tenure in the Senate, he served as a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee; the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry; the Senate Rules Committee; and his leadership and experience on homeland security and intelligence matters earned him an appointment to the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, where he served as vice chairman from 2011 to 2014, advocating for dramatically improved information sharing and human-intelligence-gathering capabilities.

His previous role as chairman of the House Intelligence Subcommittee on Terrorism and Homeland Security made him one of the leading congressional experts on those issues.


Kent Conrad
Former U.S. Senate (D-ND)

Kent Conrad is a former United States Senator who represented North Dakota from 1992 to 2013. He served as Chairman of the Senate Budget Committee from 2001 to 2003, and again from 2007 to 2013. He served as Ranking Member of the Committee from 2003 to 2007.

In addition, he served as Chairman of the Senate Finance Subcommittee on Taxation, IRS Oversight, and Long-Term Growth. He previously served as Tax Commissioner of North Dakota.