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  • Governor Scott Walker Delivers Remarks at the Annual Wisconsin Commercial Ports Meeting

    Green Bay – Today, Governor Scott Walker delivered remarks at the Wisconsin Commercial Ports Annual Meeting at the Neville Public Museum in Green Bay.  Wisconsin is home to 29 commercial ports and throughout the year, these ports handle more than 30 million tons of cargo, generating 10,000 jobs and more than $2.4 billion in economic activity.

    “Wisconsin is a premier location with great infrastructure for business, including commercially-navigable waterways on three sides of the state: Lake Michigan, Lake Superior, and the Mississippi River,” Governor Walker said.  “Our ports play a pivotal role in the transportation of goods throughout the state and nation.  This annual meeting is an opportunity for experts and professionals to come together, exchange ideas, and develop strategies that continue to build and support our thriving ports, which are critical to growing our economy.”

    Press Release | August 21, 2014

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  • Governor Scott Walker Announces State Support for WholeTrees

    Madison – Governor Scott Walker announced WholeTrees Architecture & Structures, a Madison company that rebrands round timber for residential and commercial use, has received a $170,000 loan from the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC).

    The Technology Development Loan will be used to help the innovative company continue its expansion into the commercial market. WholeTrees plans to launch a new line of engineered building products using round timber, an effort that could create up to 76 new jobs over the next four years.

    “Creating new jobs and growing our economy depends on the innovation and forward-thinking of companies like WholeTrees,” Governor Walker said.  “Supporting our growing businesses, and investing in worker training fuel our efforts to keep moving Wisconsin forward.”

    Press Release | August 21, 2014

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  • Year of A Better Bottom Line: Governor Scott Walker Joins Employee at Drew's Piggly Wiggly

    Merrill – Governor Scott Walker paid a visit to Drew’s Piggly Wiggly in Merrill today as a part of his year of A Better Bottom Line initiative and a part of Take Your Legislator to Work Campaign, organized by the Wisconsin Board for People with Developmental Disabilities.  During this visit, Governor Walker worked side-by-side with Lee Garner, a Drew’s Piggly Wiggly employee, during his shift. 

    “Drew’s Piggly Wiggly recognizes that individuals of all abilities are an asset in the workplace environment,” Governor Walker said.  “I’m thrilled I had the opportunity to be here with Lee and work with him today bagging groceries and stocking shelves.  I was able to witness first-hand the positive impact that hiring employees with disabilities has on the employee and community as a whole.  In providing the training and resources necessary, individuals with disabilities are able to work in their communities at a competitive wage, gaining confidence as well as marketable skills."

    Press Release | August 21, 2014

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  • Governor Scott Walker Announces DOR Tax Fraud Detection Offers Relief for Taxpayers

    Madison – Following Governor Scott Walker's initiative to target Waste, Fraud, and Abuse, the Wisconsin Department of Revenue (DOR) has released totals showing during the four tax seasons in his first term, DOR stopped $134 million in refunds related to fraud and adjustments, compared to $60 million for the four prior tax seasons, an increase of 122% or an additional $74 million.

    “Targeting waste, fraud, and abuse in state government is a key priority, because it is our job to spend the taxpayers hard-earned dollars wisely,” Governor Walker said.  “This is a great example of how extra effort adds up, and allows us to continue to invest in worker training, and growing our economy.” 

    Press Release | August 20, 2014

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  • Developing Our Workforce: Governor Scott Walker Delivers Remarks at Groundbreaking Ceremony for CVTC Energy Education Center

    Eau Claire – Today, Governor Scott Walker was in Eau Claire to deliver remarks at the groundbreaking ceremony for the new Energy Education Center at Chippewa Valley Technical College (CVTC).  The Energy Education Center is an expansion and remodel of the current Transportation Education Center at CVTC’s West Campus in Eau Claire.

    “The new Energy Education Center will provide yet another way for Wisconsin’s economy to grow and thrive, while equipping our workforce with the skills, training and programs they need in order to work in today’s ever-changing energy industry,” said Governor Walker.  “This center will be a great resource for local communities and will facilitate exciting new opportunities and partnerships for businesses in the area.”

    Press Release | August 19, 2014

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