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Governor Walker stops in La Crosse for WEDC Board meeting

Published On: Dec 24 2013 06:34:00 PM CST
Updated On: Dec 11 2013 08:42:11 AM CST
Governor Scott Walker at WEDC

WKBT, News8000.com

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) -

Governor Scott Walker participated in the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) Board meeting in La Crosse on Tuesday morning at Logistics Health Incorporated (LHI).

Walker said the agency met to make sure policies and programs are in place to help move Wisconsin’s economy forward. 

“We’re trying to stress discussions, meetings like this, that there are improvements happening in the economy, but we need to do more,” Governor Walker said. “We need more key industries like manufacturing and agriculture; it’s why we put some strong incentives in place, but also in other areas—in retail and healthcare.” 

Walker said the current 6.5% unemployment rate is the lowest Wisconsin has seen in 6 ½ years. 

During the WEDC Board meeting, Walker praised LHI for its “tremendous growth” over the last decade. 

“We need to highlight these great stories and continue to build off them,” Walker said.

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