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.”
Press Releases Referencing Peter Barca
Nov 17th, 2015 by Peter Barca
Bills Will Have a Devastating Impact on Wisconsin’s Tradition of Clean, Open and Transparent Government
Nov 16th, 2015 by Peter Barca
Instead of Working on People's Agenda, Republicans Push Through Corrupt Politicians’ Agenda
Nov 11th, 2015 by Peter Barca
Speaker Vos Agrees State Needs New Model for Jobs Agency
While Wisconsin Economy Flounders, Republicans Take “Extraordinary” Measures to Put More Money in PoliticsNov 6th, 2015 by Peter Barca
Assembly Democrats Call on Republicans to Add Jobs Bills to Extraordinary Session
Nov 6th, 2015 by Peter Barca
“I also am renewing my call for WEDC to discuss not only Oscar Mayer but the many other vital Wisconsin companies we need to keep in Wisconsin, at our board meeting next week.”
Nov 4th, 2015 by Peter Barca
“Instead of making tough choices and exemplifying true leadership, Republicans are once again kicking a bigger can down a longer road.”