Internet trade association opens Sacramento office

Published: Wednesday, Mar. 19, 2014 - 10:01 am

The Internet Association, a Washington, D.C.-based trade association representing global Internet companies, has opened an office in Sacramento.

Robert Callahan, a UC Davis graduate who received his law degree from the University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law in Sacramento, heads the new office at 1115 11th St., with the title of California executive director.

Callahan previously served as TechAmerica’s director of state government affairs in California. TechAmerica, based in the nation’s capital, is a technology trade association with offices nationwide.

“California is the central hub of the knowledge economy. The Internet industry is creating jobs, delivering economic growth and increased prosperity throughout the Golden state. That’s a story that needs to be told, and it’s why the Internet Association is pleased to announce the opening of our Sacramento office,” said Michael Beckerman, president and CEO of the association.

In Washington, the Internet Association has been an advocate for comparatively limited government regulations on the Internet industry and urged growth of Internet-related economies in states. It said it intends to do the same in Sacramento.

Beckerman noted that, in California, “Internet jobs are no longer confined to Silicon Valley startups. Internet-enabled help wanted signs are springing up in every business sector and every region across the state.”

The Internet Association said the long list of companies it advocates for includes Amazon, AOL, eBay, Facebook, Google and Yahoo.

Call The Bee’s Mark Glover, (916) 321-1184.

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