Walker tells New North leaders 'Wisconsin open for business'

Posted on Dec 6, 2010 :: Insight on Business, Web Exclusive.
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Public-private partnerships, like New North, Inc., are key to Wisconsin’s future economic growth, Gov.-elect Scott Walker said Friday during the seventh annual New North Summit at UW-Oshkosh.

“When I was elected, I had the sign ‘Wisconsin is open for business’ put on the podium and that’s what my goal. I want to call a special Legislative session to make sure we can do just that,” he said to a crowd of more than 700 business, government, community and educational leaders.

Walker identified four ways to open Wisconsin for business: lower taxes for small businesses; remove regulatory barriers for businesses; tort reform; and keep funding going for organizations like New North.

“New North has successfully shown how we can create public-private partnerships that can help grow the economy,” he said.

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