Press Releases


  • Governor Scott Walker Announces Administrative Appointments

    Madison – Today, Governor Scott Walker announced the following administrative appointments:

    • Ray Allen – Secretary, Department of Financial Institutions (DFI)
    • Matt Moroney – Senior Advisor, Office of Governor Walker

    “We’d like to offer our sincere thanks and gratitude to Peter Bildsten for four years of great service to the state of Wisconsin, leading the Department of Financial Institutions, and wish him well in his future endeavors,” Governor Walker said.  “I would also like to congratulate Ray and Matt.  Both are proven leaders, dedicated to reforming state government to operate effectively, making the best use of state tax dollars.  I welcome both of them to their new roles, and look forward to continued innovation as we build a better Wisconsin, together.” 

    Press Release | February 27, 2015

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  • Governor Scott Walker Attends Manufacturing Matters! 2015 Conference

    Milwaukee – Governor Scott Walker addressed attendees today at the Manufacturing Matters! 2015 Conference, held at the Hyatt Regency in Milwaukee.  The annual conference, hosted by Wisconsin Manufacturing Extension Partnership (WMEP), is held to bring together manufacturing company executives as well as state and local leaders and allow them the opportunity to collaborate and discuss relevant manufacturing topics and ideas.

    “Manufacturing is a vital part of Wisconsin’s economy and at the heart of our economic recovery,” Governor Walker said.  “As I travel the state, I continually hear employers say they would take on more work, if they could fill the positions already available.  That is why our budget proposal continues to invest in worker training and economic development, while holding the line on taxes for small businesses and working families.”

    Press Release | February 26, 2015

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  • Governor Scott Walker to Lead Western European Trade Mission in April

    Madison –Wisconsin businesses interested in expanding their exporting efforts in Western Europe are invited to join Governor Scott Walker and the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) for a trade mission to Germany, France and Spain in April.

    “This trade mission provides an outstanding opportunity for companies to conduct in-person business meetings with potential business partners and to develop key relationships that can lead to additional overseas sales,” Governor Walker said.  “Last year, Wisconsin companies exported a record number of products overseas as more businesses recognized the importance of being part of the global economy.  Trips such as this are one way that state businesses can build upon that success.”

    Press Release | February 26, 2015

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  • A Better Bottom Line: Governor Scott Walker Announces Businesses Selected to Host New Project SEARCH sites

    Madison – Today, Governor Scott announced the Wisconsin employment partners that will participate as new sites in the Project SEARCH program, which helps young adults with disabilities gain employment training and skills to enter the workforce.

    Today's events took place at Riverview Hospital in Wisconsin Rapids and St. Vincent Hospital in Green Bay as they announced their new partnership with the Project SEARCH program. The phase of this Project SEARCH expansion, part of Governor Walker's Blueprint for Prosperity initiative, doubles the number of Wisconsin sites from the current seven to 14.

    "The businesses and organizations taking part in this expansion will provide opportunities for students with disabilities to learn skills that help them succeed in the workforce and move toward greater independence," Governor Walker said. "At the same time, the employers will see firsthand how hiring people with disabilities can improve their bottom line."

    Press Release | February 24, 2015

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  • Governor Scott Walker Seeks Nominations for 32nd Annual Virginia Hart Special Recognition Award

    Madison –Today, Governor Scott Walker announced the state is accepting nominations for the 32nd annual Virginia Hart Special Recognition Award.  This award recognizes the “unsung heroines” of state service.

    “Since 1983, the Virginia Hart Special Recognition Award has been a great way to recognize outstanding women serving the state,” said Governor Walker.  “I encourage everyone who knows someone who goes above and beyond in their position, working for the state of Wisconsin, to tell us their story and submit a nomination.”

    Press Release | February 24, 2015

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  • Governor Scott Walker Concludes Term as Chair of Midwestern Governors Association

    Washington, D.C. – Governor Scott Walker wrapped up his year-long term as Chair of the Midwestern Governors Association today, at a meeting in Washington, D.C., where he highlighted some of the successes of his initiative as MGA Chair: “Strengthening the Propane Supply Chain.”

    “Propane is so much more than the product we use to cook brats and burgers on the outdoor grill,” Walker said.  “It’s critical for the livelihood and safety of so many people. The findings, discussions, and meetings of the past year have brought about solutions, new ideas to be explored, and connected the industry, government and associations with one another in a stronger way.  The steps, action-items, and new laws stemming from the past year will hopefully better enable everyone to manage any future propane supply situations, with consumers being more aware and the industry being better prepared.”

    Press Release | February 20, 2015

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  • Governor Scott Walker Participates in Jobs Announcement at Toolamation in Kenosha

    Kenosha – Governor Scott Walker today joined company executives and local officials to announce Toolamation Services Inc. is relocating its headquarters and manufacturing operations from northern Illinois to the City of Kenosha.

    “I’m pleased to welcome Toolamation to Wisconsin and have them join the growing list of companies that are establishing operations in Wisconsin because of our strong business climate and outstanding workforce,” Governor Walker said. “Our job growth is due in large part to the success of small and medium-sized manufacturers like Toolamation.”

    Press Release | February 17, 2015

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  • Building Commission Approves Projects

    Madison—Today, the State of Wisconsin Building Commission approved several key projects across the state including, but not limited to:

    - The design report and authority to expand the Copper Lake School Segregation Unit in Lincoln County;

    - Upgrades to the Governor Tommy Thompson and Art A. Oehmcke Fish Hatcheries, which are part of Governor Walker’s Walleye Initiative; and

    - Various maintenance and repair projects all across the state.

    Press Release | February 17, 2015

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  • ICYMI: Wisconsin Among Best in Nation in Gallup's Annual Ranking of State Job Markets

    Madison – Wisconsin’s job market is among the best in the nation, according to the latest annual Gallup ranking of state job markets.  According to the latest ranking (2014), Wisconsin is tied with Texas and Nebraska for best hiring climate, behind only North Dakota.

    Press Release | February 17, 2015

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  • ICYMI: Milwaukee Among Nation’s Top Cities for Manufacturing

    Madison – Chief Executive Magazine listed Milwaukee as one of “5 Great Cities for Growing Your Manufacturing Business”:

    The hard-working belt buckle of Wisconsin makes just about everybody’s list of rising manufacturing towns. Its manufacturing history includes leather, beer and machine tools. But nowadays, the increasingly diversified factory base of southeastern Wisconsin relies on Harley-Davidson, Master Lock, Badger Meter water meters, General Electric medical-imaging equipment, West Bend kitchen appliances, Johnsonville sausages, Kohler sinks and a variety of other types of goods. A planned water-technology research hub will no doubt further diversify things.

    Press Release | February 16, 2015

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