Statement from Rep. Barca on the appointment of Reed Hall as permanent WEDC CEO
Assembly Democratic Leader Peter Barca (D-Kenosha), a board member of the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC), released the following statement today after Gov. Walker announced his appointment of interim CEO Reed Hall as the permanent CEO of WEDC.
MADISON – Assembly Democratic Leader Peter Barca (D-Kenosha), a board member of the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC), released the following statement today after Gov. Walker announced his appointment of interim CEO Reed Hall as the permanent CEO of WEDC:
“Given the need for dramatic improvement in Wisconsin’s lackluster job-creation efforts, I had hoped that a nationwide search at significant taxpayer expense would bring a CEO with extensive economic development experience to turn around our state’s troubled jobs agency. That was one of the primary intentions of the Be Bold committee in recommending the creation of WEDC.
“Wisconsin is ranked 42nd in the country in job creation. And Forbes magazine projects that we will have the nation’s second-worst job growth through 2016.
“The priority for WEDC must be regaining public trust, putting people back to work quickly and reversing this negative economic trend. Reed Hall seems like a capable businessperson and I stand ready to work with anyone – including the new CEO, the governor and the rest of the WEDC board – to help achieve our economic goals.”
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