Gov. Walker continues working and winning for Wisconsin with Foxconn investment, jobs announcements, support of Fab Labs, and a budget that cuts taxes and makes record investment in schools
[Madison, Wis.] – Governor Walker’s bold reforms are delivering results for hard-working families, including Foxconn’s record investment, jobs announcements across the state, support for Fab Labs, and a budget that both cuts taxes and provides more money for our schools than ever before.
In addition to the 13,000 family-supporting jobs from Foxconn, Governor Walker recently joined Millipore Sigma and Dynamic Recycling as they announced new jobs for hard-working families. The governor also participated in a groundbreaking ceremony at Angelic Bakehouse and the grand opening of Superior Fresh.
Check out what they’re saying:
From the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: “Think of Foxconn as a virtual village, with the factory as its town hall. It’s likely to spawn many new businesses, said Dan Steininger, cofounder of BizStarts, a Milwaukee organization that assists emerging companies. ‘I think it’s going to have a dramatic effect on the business startup community. The existing marketplace will probably not be able to meet all of Foxconn’s needs,’ Steininger said.”
From the BizTimes: “MilliporeSigma plans to add 175 jobs at its Town of Wilson manufacturing facility in Sheboygan County as part of a $64 million expansion. … ‘With the already skilled labor and the necessary chemical manufacturing technology and infrastructure, this site is an ideal choice,’ said Udit Batra, MilliporeSigma chief executive officer. Batra said the decision to expand in Wisconsin started with a meeting with Gov. Scott Walker in Germany in 2015.”
The Rhinelander Daily News: “We were able to double the amount of dollars that are available in Fab Lab grants across the state,” Walker said. “Yesterday, I saw a bunch of new ones, big and small, that are popping up across the state of Wisconsin.” Walker said Fab Labs not only give students who might be headed toward technical or vocational jobs a valuable head- start in reaching those goals, the skills the students learn are invaluable no matter what type of career they choose.
From The Cap Times: “The governor’s schools funding proposal has been widely praised by educators and administrators. Department of Public Instruction superintendent Tony Evers, a Democrat who is seeking to challenge Walker in 2018, applauded the plan as a ‘pro-kid budget’ when it was introduced.”