• Technology Councils of North America Statement on U.S. Senate Re-Introduction of the Startup Act

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    January 23, 2019
    For Immediate Release

    Technology Councils of North America Statement on U.S. Senate Re-Introduction of the Startup Act

    Santa Ana, Calif., January 23, 2019 – The Technology Councils of North America (TECNA), which represents approximately 50 IT and technology trade organizations throughout N. America, released the following statement from Brooks Raiford, Chairman of TECNA’s Public Policy Committee, regarding the introduction of the Startup Act by Senator Jerry Moran (R-KS).
     
    “We applaud Senator Moran for his efforts to introduce the Startup Act. The legislation would enact meaningful changes to help address the growing challenges facing the tech industry to hire qualified workers. The bill leverages changes in high-skilled immigration, increases investments in universities and focuses on supporting tech ecosystems.
     
    “We look forward to working with Senator Moran on this bill as it moves through the legislative process.” 
     
     
    About the Technology Councils of North America
    The Technology Councils of North America (TECNA) represents approximately 50 IT and Technology trade organizations that, in turn, represent more than 22,000 technology-related companies in North America. TECNA serves its members and the industry through its strong peer-to-peer network and its regional initiatives to raise the visibility and viability of the technology industry. This is accomplished by empowering regional technology organizations and serving as their collective voice in growing the North American technology economy. More information on TECNA can be
    foundat: www.tecna.org or @techcouncils on Twitter.
     
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    Contact:
    Tim Jemal, Executive Director
    949.636.8946

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