Eight former economic development directors tell lawmakers not to change job creation board
MADISON - Eight former heads of the state`s job-creation efforts — including two appointed by outgoing Gov. Scott Walker — are urging Republican lawmakers to drop a lame-duck plan to change who appoints the head of the Wisconsin Economic Development Corp.

"If the head of WEDC isn’t a trusted, even central, part of the governor’s cabinet, the whole economic development enterprise will suffer. And so will Wisconsin’s economy," the eight wrote in a lengthy statement released Tuesday.

"The Legislature shouldn’t strip the governor’s power to appoint the quarterback of the economic development team. And if they do, Governor Walker should veto it."...

Ken Notes: I may have started something, and these people are correct. That said, the new Governor needs to put politics aside as well and commit to reshaping WEDC into a great organization for Wisconsin. I have been writing about this for 6 years beginning with the creation of the organization and to be honest neither party has paid much attention or been interested in the real heart of the matter. Instead they use this as political fodder to create press and political contributions.

- - Volume: 6 - WEEK: 49 Date: 12/6/2018 9:05:06 AM -