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  • Governor Scott Walker Appoints Mark Hogan as Chief Executive Officer of the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC)

    Madison – Governor Scott Walker today announced the appointment of banking executive Mark R. Hogan as CEO of the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC).  Hogan replaces Reed Hall, who announced his retirement last month.

    “Mark Hogan is a proven and respected leader in finance and business, and we are honored to have him as a partner in our efforts to grow the economy, create jobs, and keep Wisconsin heading in the right direction,” Governor Walker said.  “Mark’s experience will be invaluable as WEDC continues to reform and improve processes to best serve the citizens of this state in developing economic opportunities for families all around Wisconsin.”

    Press Release | September 3, 2015

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  • Governor Scott Walker Proclaims September as Workforce Development Month

    Madison – Governor Scott Walker proclaimed September as Workforce Development Month.  The month highlights the state’s workforce development programs that provide Wisconsin workers and students with the tools they need to obtain family-supporting jobs that contribute to bolstering Wisconsin’s economy.

    “Workforce Development Month is an excellent opportunity to celebrate our success in bridging the skills gap,” Governor Scott Walker said.  “While we’ve made great strides, our work is not yet complete. The key to Wisconsin’s continued success lies in a strong and talented workforce.  As we continue to invest in workforce development programs, we will target areas where the skills gap still exists, and ensure that employers are able to hire Wisconsin workers who are equipped with the skills they need to succeed.”

    Press Release | September 2, 2015

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  • Governor Scott Walker Releases Statement Congratulating Oshkosh Corporation

    Madison – Governor Walker today released the following statement congratulating Oshkosh Corporation for the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle contract awarded them by the U.S. Army:

    “Oshkosh Corporation has a rich history of innovation and dedication to excellence and is a true partner to the state and our military.  On behalf of the State of Wisconsin, I congratulate them on being awarded the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle contract by the U.S. Army.   This announcement is a testament to their hard work, and it will lead to quality, family-supporting jobs and continued economic growth while providing important support to the men and women who protect our great nation.”

    Press Release | August 26, 2015

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  • Governor Scott Walker Releases Statement on WEDC CEO Retirement Announcement

    Madison – Governor Scott Walker the following statement regarding Reed Hall’s announcement that he will be retiring from his position as Secretary/CEO of the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC):

    “I want to express my sincere thanks and gratitude to Reed for his service to the state of Wisconsin through his sound leadership at the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation.  Reed has overseen a transformational period at WEDC with a steady hand.  Under Reed’s guidance, WEDC strengthened its accountability and transparency to taxpayers, improving the public trust, while moving forward the important work of developing economic opportunity for families all around our state.  I wish Reed and his family the best in their next phase as he retires from his role at WEDC.”

    Press Release | August 25, 2015

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  • Governor Scott Walker Announces Kentucky Elk Released into Wisconsin Wild

    Madison – Twenty-three elk transported to Wisconsin from Kentucky as part of a plan to restore Wisconsin’s elk population are now free to roam the Black River State Forest in Jackson County.  The gates to a seven-acre acclimation pen are open, allowing the elk to roam as they please. 

    “We have reached another milestone in our efforts to reintroduce elk to Wisconsin,” said Governor Walker.  “The release of these elk marks a successful first year of a multi-year effort to establish a new elk herd in Jackson County and the Clam Lake area.  A healthy and thriving herd will not only enhance our wildlife resources, positively impact tourism, and ultimately grow our economy. “

    Press Release | August 24, 2015

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