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We begin our weekly round-up with Governor Walker paying a visit to the WI Veterans Home in Chippewa Falls (above). He met a vet who survived after he was shot 4 times at Normandy. This week marked the 70th anniversary of the D-Day invasion.
Dozens of law enforcement officials, athletes and Governor Walker came out for the 28th year of the Law enforecement Torch Run that helps raise money for the Special Olympics. Fox 6 News was there.
The Governor spoke with employers at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel's Top Workplaces breakfast.
“Congratulations to all of you gathered here today. Each of you have a vision for your company and have persevered, finding great success in Wisconsin,” Governor Walker said. “I am proud that our state is home to so many high quality businesses, run by innovative, forward thinkers who are investing in the future here, and operated by a dedicated, talented workforce. For our part, we will continue to reduce the regulatory and tax burden and foster a stable, pro-growth environment.”
“This project is another example of how Uline—a successful, growing company—is invested in Wisconsin and our workforce,” Governor Walker said. The Business Journal has more.
The annual WI Entrepreneurs Conference was held in Madison and Governor Walker spoke.
“We know small businesses and startups offer the greatest potential for new jobs and long-term economic growth,” Governor Walker said. “Here in Wisconsin, we offer a dedicated, talented workforce, a strong, diverse transportation infrastructure, an improving tax climate, and common-sense regulations. The hard work we are doing at the state level means we are attracting the attention of business leaders, investors, and entrepreneurs, and today, we are here to remind everyone that you should take a first look, or maybe even a second look, at Wisconsin.”
Under Governor Walker, more than 19,900 net new businesses have been established in Wisconsin since December 2010. April 2014 business formations were up 6.8 percent from 2013.
The WI State Journal reported on the conference.
Governor Walker says conditions are improving for the creation of new business startups in Wisconsin, even though a recent report shows the state lagged the much of the nation in that area during 2013. The WI Radio Network reports.
Governor Walker toured the future home of Mid-State International Trucks of Wisconsin in Lake Hallie on Friday. Jon Vandehey introduced Walker and thanked him for simplifying the business process in the state.
The EPA announced plans to cut emissions. Governor Walker's reaction? He's cautiously optimistic.
A groundbreaking ceremony for the Fisher House was held at the VA grounds in Milwaukee.
“This new facility will offer a home away from home for military families, and it is also symbolic of the support and respect we have for those who serve,” Governor Walker said. “The peace of mind and ease of access afforded by Fisher House cannot be underestimated. Many thanks to the Foundation, and the many donors, veterans groups, businesses, and organizations, who made this project happen.”
CBS 58 was there.
And new Read to Lead grants were announced at Central City Cyberschool in Milwaukee.
Thanks Governor Walker!