Field Hearing: Silicon Prairie: Tech, Innovation, and a High-Skilled Workforce in the Heartland

Committee on Small Business

Tuesday, October 8, 2019 (10:00 AM local time)

Dr. Thomas R. Burke Technical Education Center, Kansas City Community College,
6565 State Ave
Kansas City, KS 66102
This hearing will examine the current state of the high-tech small business workforce and their challenges, particularly for startups and entrepreneurs located outside of technology hubs. It will also provide an opportunity for small business owners and experts to provide innovative solutions to combat the small business employee shortage.

Witnesses

Panel one

Mr. David Toland
Secretary, Kansas Department of Commerce, Topeka, KS

  • Witness Statement [PDF] Added 10/08/2019 at 12:08 PM
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Ms. Delia Garcia
Secretary, Kansas Department of Labor, Topeka, KS

Added 10/08/2019 at 12:08 PM
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Mr. Thomas Salisbury
Regional Administrator, Region VII, Small Business Administration, Kansas City, MO

  • Witness Statement [PDF] Added 10/08/2019 at 12:08 PM
  • Witness Biography [PDF] Added 10/08/2019 at 12:08 PM

Panel two

Ms. Neelima Parasker
President & CEO, SnapIT Solutions, Overland Park, KS

  • Witness Statement [PDF] Added 10/08/2019 at 12:08 PM
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Mr. Ruben Alonso III
President, AltCap, Kansas City, MO

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Ms. Tammie Wahaus
CEO, Elias Animal Health, Olathe, KS

  • Witness Statement [PDF] Added 10/08/2019 at 12:08 PM
  • Witness Truth in Testimony [PDF] Added 10/08/2019 at 12:08 PM
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Mr. Brad Sandt
President & CEO, Menlo, K12itc, Civic ITC, Kansas City, MO

  • Witness Statement [PDF] Added 10/08/2019 at 12:08 PM
  • Witness Truth in Testimony [PDF] Added 10/08/2019 at 12:08 PM
  • Witness Biography [PDF] Added 10/08/2019 at 12:08 PM

Hearing Record

  • Hearing Notice [PDF]
  • Hearing: Witness List [PDF]

First Published: October 1, 2019 at 11:32 AM
Last Updated: October 8, 2019 at 12:08 PM