Proponents of non-compete agreements have long argued that they encourage economic growth. After all, why would you invest in developing new technologies and training new employees if they could learn the tricks of your trade, meet your customers, and then leave for a competitor? Opponents of non-compete agreements take the opposite approach. After all, isn’t innovation stifled if people can’t pursue new opportunities in a business space that they have come to know? Now, the White House is weighing in on the issue.