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  • Governor Walker Unveils Travel Wisconsin Supper Club Concession Stand at Lambeau Field

    Green Bay – Governor Scott Walker joined Department of Tourism Secretary Stephanie Klett at Lambeau Field today for the grand opening of the Travel Wisconsin Supper Club Concession Stand. The opening marks the second Travel Wisconsin Supper Club Concession Stand, the first opened last spring at the Kohl Center in Madison.

    Both concession stands capture the ambiance and menu of a traditional supper club and give sports fans a new, yet classic, Wisconsin game day experience.

    “Tourism is a major contributor to Wisconsin’s economy, with the total five-year growth of tourism in the state at $4.5 billion, which represents a 30 percent increase,” Governor Walker said. “Wisconsin is a leading tourist destination for families across the United States, and one of the ways we attract visitors is by getting the word out about all of the beautiful and fun destinations throughout our state. The new Travel Wisconsin Supper Club Concession Stand at Lambeau Field does just that and additionally fosters new relationships with the Green Bay Packers.”

    Press Release | July 29, 2016

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  • Investing in Wisconsin’s Infrastructure: Governor Walker Participates in Kewaunee Harbor Restoration Project Groundbreaking Ceremony

    Kewaunee – Governor Scott Walker attended the ceremonial groundbreaking today to kick off the Harbor Restoration Project at Harbor Park in Kewaunee. The project rebuilds 800 feet of the existing wall and will additionally provide improvements to the local park, the boardwalk, and exterior restoration of the lighthouse.

    “We’re happy to join the city of Kewaunee, the Kewaunee County Economic Development Corporation, local officials, and the Foth team in making the Kewaunee Harbor Restoration Project a reality,” Governor Walker said. “The improvements to this harbor will undoubtedly attract more tourists to the area and spur economic development for decades to come.”

    Press Release | July 29, 2016

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  • Statement on the Retirement of Wisconsin State Patrol Superintendent Stephen Fitzgerald

    Madison – Governor Scott Walker released the following statement today after Wisconsin State Patrol Superintendent Stephen Fitzgerald announced his retirement:

    “On behalf of the people of Wisconsin, I congratulate Stephen Fitzgerald on a distinguished career of nearly 50 years in law enforcement. Fitzgerald has led the Wisconsin State Patrol with a steady hand for more than five years and I thank him for his service to our state. He will be missed by many, and I wish him and his wife, Bonnie, all the best.”

    Press Release | July 29, 2016

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  • Governor Walker Approves Manitowoc County Airport Improvement Project

    Madison – Governor Scott Walker approved $399,053 to fund work at the Manitowoc County Airport, contributing $19,953 in state funds. Manitowoc County is contributing an additional $19,953, and the Federal Aviation Administration is providing $359,147.

    “When we invest in Wisconsin’s infrastructure through improvement projects like the one at Manitowoc County Airport, we’re helping the airport and local businesses handle the increased commerce demands of the area and the state,” Governor Walker said. “These improvements will ultimately result in more efficient operations and improve safety at the Manitowoc County airport.”

    Press Release | July 28, 2016

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  • Governor Walker Approves Green Bay – Austin Straubel International Airport Improvement Project

    Madison – Governor Scott Walker approved $165,000 for an improvement project at the Green Bay – Austin Straubel International Airport, contributing $132,000 in state funds. Brown County will also contribute $33,000 to the project.

    “The Green Bay – Austin Straubel International Airport is a hub of activity,” Governor Walker said. “Whether it’s getting the Green Bay Packers team to their away games or getting local flyers to and from their destinations, the airport serves the people of Green Bay and Wisconsin every day. This project allows for the reconstruction of a road, providing better access to several private businesses, the airport’s new International Arrivals Terminal building, and the airport’s rental car parking facilities. The project also helps maintain access to significant public and private investments on the eastern side of the airport terminal building.”

    Press Release | July 28, 2016

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