On behalf of the CEO Council for Growth, Rob Wonderling, Gregory S. Bentley and Helen F. Giles-Gee, PhD, penned an op-ed on the importance of high-skilled immigration reform for the Philadelphia region.  It ran in Region’s Business and can be read here.

The authors write, “It’s critical that we retain graduates, whether they are from the U.S. or another country, to fill positions in the region’s knowledge-based industries, particularly in advanced manufacturing, energy, IT, health care, and life sciences. These highly-educated workers help drive innovation, economic growth, and job creation, all of which are essential components for the region to remain competitive in the global economy.”

Gregory S. Bentley is CEO of Bentley Systems, Inc., Helen F. Giles-Gee, PhD. is President of The University of the Sciences, Regional College, Rob Wonderling is President and CEO of The Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce. All are members of CEO Council for Growth, with Mr. Wonderling serving as Chairman.