In July 2005, 15 prominent business organizations — representing America's most innovative companies — recognized that U.S. economic and technological leadership, as well as future job creation and economic growth, depend on having a workforce grounded in the critical fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).
The organizations created the "Tapping America's Potential" (TAP) coalition and established a national goal of doubling the number of U.S. STEM graduates with bachelor's degrees. In its initial policy statement, TAP laid out a series of policy solutions that would help America reach this goal and prepare American workers for the 21st century economy.
Learn more about TAP, its policy recommendations and its members in this section.TAP Reports
TAP has produced a series of reports detailing policy solutions to improve U.S. STEM education and ensure continued U.S. economic and technological leadership.
TAP Policy Recommendations
TAP has outlined policy solutions to help increase the number of STEM graduates and drive U.S. innovation, economic growth and job creation.
TAP is made up of leading U.S. business and technology associations that represent America's most innovative companies. They are united in their commitment to advancing policies that help the United States maintain its leadership in technology and innovation.
TAP Fact Sheet
This fact sheet details the challenges America faces in maintaining global innovation leadership and why increasing graduates and expertise in STEM fields will benefit our country and our workforce.
What the Business Community Is Doing
Many of America's leading companies are already tackling the talent gap issue head-on through innovative programs and initiatives across the country.