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  • Year of a Better Bottom Line: Governor Scott Walker Congratulates Project SEARCH Graduates

    Madison – Today, Governor Scott Walker congratulated eight Project SEARCH graduates on completing internship rotations at UW Hospital and the William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital in Madison. Project SEARCH is a one-year transition program for young adults with disabilities, who are in their last year of high school.  It offers the interns the opportunity to learn transferable, marketable job skills, which helps them secure employment after high school.  Governor Walker supported the expansion of Project SEARCH under his year of A Better Bottom Line initiative.

    Press Release | August 22, 2014

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  • Governor Scott Walker Announces Eleven UW Entrepreneurs Selected for Ideadvance Seed Fund

    Madison – Governor Scott Walker today announced that the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) and the University of Wisconsin-Extension Center for Technology Commercialization (CTC) have selected 11 additional grantees from UW faculty, staff and student teams to receive up to $25,000 each through the Ideadvance Seed Fund

    Press Release | August 22, 2014

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  • Governor Scott Walker Announces Plan to Help Fill Propane Tanks Early for 25,000 Households through State Heating Program

    Madison – Governor Scott Walker is encouraging citizens who use propane to heat their homes to fill their fuel tanks early this season.  In addition, State energy officials are reaching out to 25,000 households across Wisconsin that participate in the Wisconsin Home Energy Assistance Program (WHEAP) to help fill their propane tanks before cold weather sets in.  

    Press Release | August 22, 2014

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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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