On Feb. 1, about three-dozen Senate and Assembly members and many key aides came to Promega, not as Democrats or Republicans, but as members of an informal “Tech Caucus” encouraged by the Wisconsin Technology Council to learn more about what makes such a company successful.

They emerged a few hours later with impressions of an organization based on research and technology, but dependent on manufacturing, skilled workers and routes of supply and sales that include Wisconsin, the nation and the world.

Click here to watch Sen. Dan Feyen’s highlight video of the day.