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State jobs ad funding expanded

The state Senate approved a $1 million Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. advertising campaign earlier this year urging Illinois millennials to move to Wisconsin for jobs, mostly with Foxconn in mind. Now, legislators have approved spending $6.8 million more to expand the campaign to Detroit, Minneapolis, and other areas and the measure is on Gov. Scott Walker’s desk.

In a report from the Wisconsin State Journal, opponents called the expenditures “a waste,” arguing the money could have been spent on better causes.

Foxconn in southeastern Wisconsin is gearing up to hire 13,000 workers for a $10 billion plant it is building in Racine County.

Mar 23, 2018 10:12 am
 Posted by  Anonymous

It is a waste and the Detroit area is already short on workers so I doubt you'll see a lot of success there - a lot lower housing costs and a lot of energy in the economic revival makes that area an interesting place to live . If the state isn't attractive to Millennials (who as they settle down want good schools for their kids - a creative environment and a sense of community)spending money won't get them there in an economy that is pretty strong in many parts of the country.
Years ago many of us moved to Wisconsin because it was a better place to live- cleaner environment Better schools most of those reasons have been destroyed by the Republicans and so the state's inherent advantage versus places like illinois is gone. Also in a lot of your target areas a key hiring demographic is African american and the state is ranked really low as a place for them to live. More millennials are non-white than white.

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