Do reforms to WEDC make sense?
While bipartisanship was sadly lacking as the Legislature passed the state budget, two key bills had Republicans and Democrats singing in harmony. On Tuesday the Senate voted 29-3 for a $25 million venture capital bill to help entrepreneurs. It voted unanimously for reforms to the troubled Wisconsin Economic Development Corp.
Walker created the development agency two years ago to replace the Commerce Department with suggestions it would be more nimble and that its public-private partnership would make it more entrepreneurial. Instead, missteps made it an abomination.
Will the reform measures right everything that’s wrong with this agency? And should Wisconsinites now expect our state to suddenly become the land of milk and honey in job creation? We’ll share our perspectives in our editorial Saturday.
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