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

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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

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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

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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

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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

Walker delays commenting on possible change to Foxconn contract approval

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Gov. Walker refused to weigh in on a push for the WEDC to change its approval process for the $3 billion contract with tech giant Foxconn, allowing for the WEDC board to see the entire contract with Foxconn before they vote to approve or reject it. > Wisconsin Public Radio

Walker challenger Wachs appointed to replace Barca on WEDC board

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One of the Democratic candidates for governor will now serve on the board that’s finalizing Wisconsin’s $3 billion contract with Taiwanese tech giant Foxconn. Assembly Democratic Minority Leader Gordon Hintz announced this week that Rep. Dana Wachs  (D-Eau Claire) will serve on the WEDC board. > Wisconsin Public Radio