A new report from the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation has put forward ten recommendations to improve prosperity in Wisconsin’s rural communities. The recommendations were created by a commission empaneled by Governor Evers earlier this year, and they come as rural Wisconsin continues to grapple with the financial impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. For more on […]
Governor Tony Evers’ announcement of a new relief fund targeting local Wisconsin restaurants has received bipartisan support. But not all restaurants will receive the state aid, and some restaurant owners say that might not be enough to last through the winter. Today, Governor Tony Evers announced $45 million in relief to Wisconsin’s local restaurants. The […]
In a press release today, Governor Tony Evers announced that the German candy company Haribo will be starting construction of a manufacturing facility in Southeast Wisconsin later this year. Local officials say they’re looking forward to the economic benefits the production campus will bring. After roughly three years of planning, the Village of Pleasant Prairie […]
The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation is a public-private partnership that oversees grants and loans to businesses in exchange for the promise of new jobs. Earlier today, WORT producer Shaun Soman spoke with WEDC Secretary and CEO Missy Hughes, who has been serving in her position since last October.
Governor Tony Evers is set to deliver his proposal for the state budget on Thursday, and he says it will increase transparency and accountability at the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC). The state’s jobs agency which has faced controversy since its creation. Evers also plans to freeze enrollment in private voucher schools in his budget […]
Monday host Patty Peltekos speaks with Andy Gronik, one of the ten Democratic candidates running for Governor. Among the discussion points and listener questions are the candidate’s business experience, jobs concierge service and plan to combine the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation and the Department of Workforce Development, positions on Lyft and Uber, and thoughts on […]