Milwaukee should be among the U.S. places designated as a regional technology hub under pending federal legislation that would fund innovation and economic development efforts in those hubs, Congressional Black Caucus executive director Vincent Evans said recently at the Sherman Phoenix in Milwaukee.

Evans was a speaker at an event hosted by the Urban Future Centers, a local consortium of Milwaukee community organizations funded by American Family Insurance that are focused on equitably boosting the city’s technology ecosystem.

In conversation with Nadiyah Johnson, founder of Milwaukee technology social impact group the Milky Way Tech Hub, Evans discussed pending federal legislation that would establish a new U.S. regional technology and innovation hub competitive award program. The program would fund the development and implementation of initiatives around the country aimed at advancing innovation and technology-based economic development.

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