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Kurt Bauer

Kurt R. Bauer, CEO of Wisconsin’s Chamber of Commerce.

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Your Right To Know: Release Business Names With COVID-19 Outbreaks
Your Right To Know

Release Business Names With COVID-19 Outbreaks

Let the public make informed decisions about their own safety.

Survey Finds Pandemic Hurt State Businesses

Survey Finds Pandemic Hurt State Businesses

39% said it had "somewhat negative” effect, 36% a "very negative” effect on business.

State Economy Shrunk 5% in 2020’s 1st Quarter

State Economy Shrunk 5% in 2020’s 1st Quarter

In line with nation, not as bad as other Great Lakes states from January through March.

WMC: Clarity Needed from DHS and Sec. Andrea Palm
Wisconsin Politicos Respond to Safer At Home Ruling

Wisconsin Politicos Respond to Safer At Home Ruling

Politicians, lobbyists and activists fall back on party line in attacking or praising decision.

WMC Statement on Supreme Court Decision
GOP Listens To Business Lobby Reopening Plan

GOP Listens To Business Lobby Reopening Plan

Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce wants to replace the Badger Bounce Back plan with their own.

WMC Announces Plan to Get Back to Business
Press Release

WMC Announces Plan to Get Back to Business

Proposal Will Protect Lives, Livelihoods and Wisconsin’s Future

WMC Statement on Gov. Evers’ Safer at Home Extension
Two-Thousand Sign onto Letter to Gov. Evers Calling for Economic Restart
Wisconsin Businesses Call on Gov. Evers for a Plan to Restart the Economy
State Launches Programs To Aid Business

State Launches Programs To Aid Business

Loan and grant programs intended to provide bridge for businesses hurt by pandemic.

Six Companies Win 32nd Annual Wisconsin Manufacturer of the Year Awards
State’s Exports Down in 2019

State’s Exports Down in 2019

But survey shows 67% of businesses support Trump tariffs.

Murphy’s Law: The New Conservative Heavyweight
Murphy’s Law

The New Conservative Heavyweight

Wisconsin Institute of Law & Liberty is on the rise, pushing a right-wing agenda.

Murphy’s Law: Did Business Leaders Fail on Foxconn?
Murphy’s Law

Did Business Leaders Fail on Foxconn?

None raised any doubts about a deal that always seemed suspect.

Evers Proposes Medical Marijuana

Evers Proposes Medical Marijuana

And would loosen other restrictions. Vos opposes plan.

Murphy’s Law: About That Deficit, Sen. Johnson
Murphy’s Law

About That Deficit, Sen. Johnson

Debt was Ron Johnson’s obsession -- until he helped Trump create the biggest deficit in 75 years.

Campaign Cash: Should State Drop “America’s Dairyland” Slogan?
Campaign Cash

Should State Drop “America’s Dairyland” Slogan?

Big bucks WMC wants license plates changed. Big bucks Dairy Business group disagrees.

Op Ed: The Future of Wisconsin
Op Ed

The Future of Wisconsin

How to position the state economy in a truly global era.

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin and Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce Call for Action on Export-Import Bank Vacancy
Press Release

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin and Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce Call for Action on Export-Import Bank Vacancy

WMC President and CEO Kurt Bauer joins Senator Baldwin in urging advancement of bipartisan nomination to Ex-Im Bank Board

Data Wonk: Why Conservatives Attack Minnesota
Data Wonk

Why Conservatives Attack Minnesota

They condemn its business climate even as it out-performs Wisconsin.

Data Wonk: Why Is Minnesota Outperforming Wisconsin?
Data Wonk

Why Is Minnesota Outperforming Wisconsin?

Does having a Republican or Democratic governor explain the difference?

The State of Politics: Cut Income Tax or Property Tax?
The State of Politics

Cut Income Tax or Property Tax?

While deficit looms, Republican leaders and lobbyists fight over which tax to cut.