The annual Consumer Electronics Show kicks off this week in Las Vegas. This is the gadget wonderland I've attended for the last several years. Due to my father's illness, I decided to skip this year's show. But I'm avidly watching online for announcements of the year's best new innovations.
The show is put on by the Consumer Electronics Association and they've recently launched "The Innovation Movement" which seeks to encourage public policies that foster innovation and promote prosperity. The movement embraces a lot of issues and I'm pleased to see liberalizing immigration policies in the technology sector among the issues on the movement agenda. Here's more:
Encourage the best and brightest to stay in America
- H1B visa reform so that foreign graduates of U.S. schools become American employees and add to the wealth of this nation.
- Immigrants founded more than half of all Silicon Valley start-ups created in the past decade. These immigrant-founded companies employed 450,000 workers and generated $52 billion in revenue in 2006.