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Former Secretary of Commerce to Speak on Immigration on Jan. 22

January 14, 2016

The Iowa Caucus Consortium is pleased to announce details for the final event of its Federal Issues Series, focused on immigration. Carlos Gutierrez, former U.S. Secretary of Commerce and Former CEO of Kellogg Company, will speak on the importance of immigration reform as a business issue that will affect the Iowa Caucuses and ensuing presidential election. The event will take place on Friday, Jan. 22 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the State Historical Building, 600 E. Locust St. The event, presented by Microsoft, is free and open to the public. Registration is strongly advised; click here to register. It is requested that members of the press provide publication/media outlet name in the Company field of the registration link.

 The Federal Issues Series allows Greater Des Moines community members and business leaders to learn about key issues facing presidential candidates on the campaign trail. The Consortium held the first event in this series, “Debt Matters,” on Oct. 1, held the second event focused on national security on Oct. 21, and held the third event focused on agriculture and bioscience on Nov. 23. Microsoft is the presenting sponsor for the series. This series is a continuation of the Greater Des Moines Partnership’s Federal Issues Series that began with events in February and March of 2015. 

In addition, the Iowa Caucus Consortium will host a CEO Roundtable event on Jan. 27. Click here for more details about the event.

Media inquiries should be directed to Sophia S. Ahmad at (515) 286-4919 or sahmad@DSMpartnership.com

About the Iowa Caucus Consortium

The Iowa Caucus Consortium is an initiative of the Greater Des Moines Convention and Visitors Bureau, Greater Des Moines Partnership, Iowa Economic Development Authority, The Des Moines Register, Drake University and the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the Iowa Democratic Party and the Republican Party of Iowa. The Iowa Caucus Consortium aims to highlight Iowa’s first in the nation Caucus status and provide the media, candidates, and visitors a meaningful, positive experience while showcasing the state and region. The Consortium aims to do this by providing educational and informational resources, hosting Caucus-related events and facilitating collaboration among local organizations and leaders. For more information on the Iowa Caucuses, visit IowaCaucus.org and follow @IAcaucus2016 on Twitter.