From dairy to tech, how smarter immigration policy can help the Midwest workforce“, yesterday’s – – Wisconsin Technology Council virtual event!

Four speakers talked about the prospects for immigration reform under the Biden administration and within Congress, and how bipartisan changes might help solve workforce problems in some of Wisconsin’s largest economic sectors.

Participants were Reid Ribble, a former Republican member of Congress from northeast Wisconsin and chief executive officer for the National Roofing Contractors Association; Ankit Agarwal, president and CEO of Imbed Biosciences Inc. in Madison; Jay Heeg, of Heeg Brothers Dairy in Colby and a former president of the Professional Dairy Producers of Wisconsin; and Kelly Fortier, an attorney with the Michael Best law firm. Tom Still, president of the Tech Council, moderated the discussion.

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We would like to thank former Congressman Reid Ribble, Ankit Agarwal, Jay Heeg and Kelly Fortier for joining us and participating in yesterday’s event.
Thank you to the sponsors of the – – Wisconsin Technology Council trade event series:

Michael Best Strategies and Wisconsin District Export Council

Their support makes this programming possible.
Event partners: Center for East Asian Studies (CEAS), World Trade Association (WTA) and Madison International Trade Association (MITA)