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

Vinehout: WEDC admits it’s not following the law


Walker challenger Sen. Kathleen Vinehout writes in the Cap Times: “In saying ‘We have not been able to verify the jobs’, WEDC’s chief has confirmed what several years of audits repeatedly found: Our state has awarded hundreds of millions in tax credits and cash payments to companies twithout ever checking to see if jobs were actually created.”

Closed-door vote today on $3B Foxconn contract


Wisconsin’s jobs agency will vote behind closed doors Wednesday on the $3 billion subsidy package to bring a Foxconn plant to Racine County. After being postponed last month, the WEDC will vote on the state contract, which will not be released publicly until after its approval. > Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

WEDC board will be allowed to review Foxconn contract before voting on it


Board members of the Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. will be allowed to review the nearly $3 billion Foxconn contract before voting on it Wednesday, agency CEO Mark Hogan announced Friday. His announcement followed weeks of mounting public pressure on the agency to allow the review. > Wisconsin State Journal