Rep. Evans Joins New Illinois Technology and Innovation Caucus

Rep. Evans Joins New Illinois Technology and Innovation Caucus

[Springfield, IL](December 19, 2014) — Illinois State Representative Marcus C. Evans, Jr. has joined the Illinois technology and innovation caucus. The bi-partisan caucus, co-chaired by Senator Michael Hastings (D – Matteson) and Representative Arthur Turner (D-Chicago), will keep legislators informed of the critical issues facing Illinois’ tech community so informed decisions regarding technology policy can be made.

As tech continues to play a critical role in economic growth and job creation, the caucus comes at a critical time for Illinois companies and consumers. Representative Evans has joined the technology and innovation caucus as one of the initial members.

According to Rep. Evans, “The Tech Caucus is crucial for business, our economy and education because it is the engine of Illinois innovation. This Caucus provides an opportunity to create high paying jobs and will allow Illinois to remain more efficient and competitive.”

The new caucus will work with industry experts, technology businesses and consumers to address the technology-related needs of Illinois residents and businesses. Initiatives of the caucus are likely to include STEM education, research and development, venture and angel investment and ensuring Illinoisans have access to modern communications technology.

The bi-partisan caucus aims to keep Illinois competitive in the global, technology-driven marketplace by encouraging the growth of the state’s high-tech sector. In addition, it will strive to develop the state’s talent pipeline through increased attention to technology education from an early age.

The caucus’ legislative agenda will be announced in early 2015.

For more information, please contact Evans’ full-time constituent service office at
773-783-8492, email or visit

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