Evers’ proposal to replace Walker’s jobs agency draws criticism from its chief

The head of the state’s job creation agency and Gov. Scott Walker’s re-election campaign are criticizing a proposal by Democratic gubernatorial candidate Tony Evers to eliminate the agency. Walker created the WEDC in 2011, and state audits have found the agency failed to track job creation and follow state laws when awarding grants. > Wisconsin Public Radio

Top official says Wisconsin will not provide incentives to Foxconn-supplying glass maker


The state won’t provide any new taxpayer subsidies to lure a key glass supplier to Foxconn to locate in southeastern Wisconsin, the state’s top jobs official said Tuesday. In an interview, the head of the WEDC said state taxpayers have maxed out on their contribution to the Foxconn project. > Wisconsin Rapids Tribune

Senate approves $6.8 million to expand out-of-state advertising campaign

A $6.8 million boost to a state advertising campaign seeking to entice millennials to move to Wisconsin is headed to Gov. Scott Walker’s desk. The Senate voted 17-15 Monday, with one dissenting Republican, to approve the additional funds, while Senate Minority Leader Jennifer Shilling (D-La Crosse) called the effort a “waste.” > Wisconsin State Journal

No, sorry. This IS your grandfather’s Wisconsin.


The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation has developed a media campaign designed to seduce urban millennials in Chicago into moving north. The basic premise is that this isn’t your grandfather’s Wisconsin. However, under Scott Walker, all evidence is to the contrary. > Isthmus

State unveils the ads in its $1M campaign to lure Chicago millennials


Wisconsin officials have launched a planned million-dollar advertising campaign to lure millennials from Chicago – showing their ads and videos to reporters on Tuesday – but the marketing blitz is making some grumble. > FOX 6 Milwaukee


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

WEDC board signs off on Foxconn job targets, clawbacks

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The WEDC Board approved the Foxconn contract Wednesday by an 8-2 vote, with Sen. Tim Carpenter (D-Milwaukee) and Rep. Dana Wachs (D-Eau Claire) voting in opposition. The contract establishes minimum job targets and minimum thresholds to avoid clawbacks. > BizTimes Milwaukee