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Nearly 1 million jobs could be created by IT stimulus package, think tank says

An information technology think tank is urging Congress to devote $30 billion toward the IT industry, saying such a move will create or retain nearly 1 million jobs, more than half of them at small businesses.

The economy may be in recession but there is federal money to be had, with President-elect Barack Obama proposing a two-year, $775 billion economic stimulus plan. The nonprofit Information Technology and Innovation Foundation is urging the government to devote a large portion of that money to IT in a report to be released Wednesday titled The Digital Road to Recovery: A Stimulus Plan to Create Jobs, Boost Productivity and Revitalize America.

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