20 Mar Baldwin pushes Biden administration to bring regional tech hub to Wisconsin
U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin is urging the Department of Commerce to select Wisconsin to house one of the Regional Technology and Innovation Hubs (Tech Hubs) created through the CHIPS and Science Act, according to a news release. As a member of the Senate Commerce Committee and Senate Appropriations Committee, Baldwin worked to create the Tech Hub program and secure $500 million to drive technology- and innovation-centric growth and create good-paying jobs. The Tech Hub program was modeled off the Brookings Institute report that identified Wisconsin as the top destination for a regional hub.
In a letter to the agency that will oversee the placement of the Tech Hubs, the Economic Development Administration (EDA), Baldwin argued that Wisconsin is the best place in the country to house a Tech Hub because of the state’s research institutions, innovative industry partners, strategic geographic location, and skilled workforce.