On Tuesday, Madison Mayor Satya Rhodes-Conway announced the city will invest $35,000 in both the Madison Black Chamber of Commerce and the Latino Chamber of Commerce of Dane County. Jessica Cavazos is the CEO of the Latino Chamber of Commerce of Dane County. She says the pandemic has caused the organization to cancel fundraisers and […]
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.
The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) is under intense scrutiny as the agency finalizes a $3 billion contract with Taiwanese manufacturing company, Foxconn. State lawmakers are asking where the agency’s money is going and if it is being held accountable for contracts made with private companies. This week, the agency announced a lawsuit […]
In 2012, Kohl’s Corp. received a whopping $62.5 million tax credit package from the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation earmarked for job creation and the construction of a new headquarters. Three years later, Kohl’s is headquartered out of its new building, but has struggled to meet its required jobs quota, landing at just 15 percent of […]
MADISON (WORT) — The two democrats on the board of Governor Scott Walker’s flagship job-creation agency are calling for the resignation of the agency’s CEO Reed Hall.
Governor Walker backtracks on the troubled flagship of his economic development platform. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s Jason Stein and Mary Spicuzza joined us with the story.