Walker spent billions to attract jobs the state can’t fill due to his backward leadership


In his bid for a third term as Wisconsin’s governor, Scott Walker is scrambling to create a positive narrative of his economic leadership. With worker shortages, fleeing millennials, a shrinking middle class, and a backward approach to almost everything, that’s a tall order. > Wisconsin Gazette

Walker touts Foxconn’s benefit to Green Bay audience


A Foxconn executive and Gov. Scott Walker were in Green Bay to explain how local businesses in the northern part of the state will benefit from a massive plant in southern Wisconsin, insisting that the plant will be good for business in all corners of the state. > ABC 2 Green Bay

Can $6.8 million convince millennials and veterans that Wisconsin is more than ‘beer, cheese and Packers football’?


Gov. Scott Walker says Wisconsin doesn’t have enough workers, and he’s proposing a marketing campaign to change that. Tricia Braun of the WEDC appeared on “UpFront with Mike Gousha” to explain the new marketing plan, which she said was about finding “a way that we can talk about Wisconsin differently, that’s more attractive.” > Cap Times

Yes, Wisconsin’s white blue-collar workers deserve help. But so do black workers.


Since Donald Trump’s election, big media has made big efforts to send reporters to the hinterlands — like Wisconsin — to better understand the white working-class voters who proved pivotal in last year’s shocking outcome. But what about working-class African-Americans? They are also the victims of globalization and avaricious capitalism. > Cap Times

Walker says candy-maker Haribo was concerned about Foxconn entry


Gov. Scott Walker says German candy-maker Haribo was concerned about its ability to find workers for its planned Wisconsin gummy bear factory after news broke that Foxconn Technology Group was building a massive facility nearby. > AP News / U.S. News

Walker calls for national ad campaign to attract workers to Wisconsin


Gov. Scott Walker has asked the legislature to fund a nearly $7 million national marketing campaign to persuade millennials and military veterans to move to Wisconsin to help with a worker shortage. That’s on top of an already-underway $1 million ad splash in Chicago targeting UW alumni and millennials. > FOX 11 Green Bay

Kwik Trip plans $300M expansion with 300 jobs


Kwik Trip is planning to make a $300 million capital investment to support its convenience store chain. Plans by the La Crosse-based retailer are expected to create more than 300 jobs in the La Crosse area over the next five years. > Wisconsin Public Radio