Immigration and Workforce Policy featuring Megan Peiffer

Jul 20, 2020

Megan Peiffer is Immigration Policy Director for Colorado Business Roundtable. Megan brings 14 years of public policy experience comprising of 8 years in government affairs in the State of Iowa developing and executing legislative strategy on behalf of various member associations, and 7 years of public affairs and strategic communications experience in a variety of states, including Colorado. A political enthusiast from an early age, Megan began her career during high school working for congressional races, a presidential campaign in college, then as intern in Washington, D.C. for the Office of Federal Government Relations for Iowa State University, where she earned her B.A. in Political Science.

On this week’s episode, Megan discusses the grant that brought her to work for COBRT on issues pertaining to immigration and workforce development. She shares what the goals of the grant are, and what she’s learned so far about things like job availability and how immigrants fill them (in industries like computer science, for instance), the amount of taxes paid by immigrants and much more. Her insights are compelling, and with several months left on the grant, are likely to continue and deepen.

Hosted by Colorado Business Roundtable President Debbie Brown.