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  • Governor Walker Highlights Wisconsin Main Street Communities and Local Economic Development

    Milwaukee – Governor Walker addressed the National Main Street Center’s conference, Main Street Now, in Milwaukee today. In 2015, Wisconsin Main Street communities were responsible for the creation of an estimated 586 jobs and 115 new businesses throughout the state.

    “The Wisconsin Main Street Program was established in 1987 and has since worked in over 65 communities throughout the state, helping to create an estimated 12,000 jobs and grow 2,300 new businesses,” Governor Walker said. “Through the work of communities across Wisconsin in 2015, $6.3 million in public investment was leveraged to bring $91 million in private investment. This public-private partnership has led to the significant economic development and workforce growth in the last year, and we’re excited to see how this program continues to transform Wisconsin communities in the years to come.”

    Press Release | May 23, 2016

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  • Governor Walker Highlights Dual Enrollment, Youth Apprenticeship Programs at Stevens Point Area Senior High School

    Stevens Point – Governor Scott Walker visited the Stevens Point Area Senior High School today to highlight the school’s workforce development programs. The school offers students the opportunity to earn dual credit through Mid-State College and Northcentral Technical College and also partners with the Mid-Wisconsin School-to-Work Partnership Apprenticeship Regional Consortium to give students a hands-on learning experience.

    “We’re busy making Wisconsin a great place to live and work, and one of our primary focuses is on developing our workforce,” Governor Walker said. “To prepare Wisconsin’s workforce for tomorrow, we have to provide our students with a quality education today. That’s why we’ve invested in programs like dual enrollment and youth apprenticeship, which help jump start their higher education, provide them with practical workforce skills, and allow them to enter the workforce to begin their career earlier.”

    Press Release | May 23, 2016

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  • Governor Walker Honors Fallen Law Enforcement Officers at State Capitol Ceremony

    Madison – Governor Scott Walker laid a wreath today honoring Wisconsin’s fallen law enforcement officers at the 26th Annual Wisconsin Law Enforcement Memorial Ceremony. The ceremony took place at the Wisconsin Law Enforcement Memorial, located on the Wisconsin State Capitol grounds.

    “We owe all Wisconsin law enforcement officers a debt of gratitude for protecting the citizens of our state from harm every day,” Governor Walker said. “Today, we honor those who paid the ultimate sacrifice for our safety with their lives. We add the names of Deputy Herman, Deputy Haslam, Trooper Casper and Officer Copeland to the Law Enforcement Memorial to commemorate their sacrifice, and we keep them and their loved ones in our thoughts and prayers.”

    Press Release | May 20, 2016

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  • Governor Walker Joins the Chippewa County Economic Development Corporation in Honoring Businesses Committed to Wisconsin’s Growth

    Eau Claire – Governor Scott Walker provided remarks today at the Chippewa County Economic Development Corporation Annual Business of the Year Award Ceremony. The theme for this year is “Elevating Economic Development.” Several area businesses received awards for being good partners in the economic growth of the region.

    “We’re happy to join the Chippewa County Economic Development Corporation today in recognizing some of the state’s leading businesses that are committed to moving Wisconsin forward,” Governor Walker said. “We commend these companies and entrepreneurs for their work to build a strong economic foundation in Chippewa County while continuing to look towards the future.”

    Press Release | May 20, 2016

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  • Governor Walker Commemorates Burnett County Law Enforcement Officers Killed in the Line of Duty

    Siren – Governor Scott Walker commemorated Burnett County law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty today at the Burnett County Law Enforcement Memorial Ceremony. The ceremony recognizes the sacrifice of fallen Burnett County law enforcement officers and honors their surviving loved ones.

    Deputy Sheriff Allen A. Albee, Deputy Sheriff Michael J. Seversen, Deputy Sheriff Paul R. Gramer, and Undersheriff Richard F. Schinzing were all recognized at today’s ceremony.

    “When Wisconsin citizens are in danger, our law enforcement officers do not hesitate to respond and offer help,” Governor Walker said. “The selfless actions of Wisconsin’s law enforcement officers often put them in danger, and some unfortunately lose their lives in the line of duty, including Deputy Sheriff Albee, Deputy Sheriff Seversen, Deputy Sheriff Gramer, and Undersheriff Schinzing. Today, and every day, we keep these heroes and their loved ones in our thoughts and prayers and thank them for their service to our state.”

    Press Release | May 19, 2016

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