Walker reportedly interested in making Madison public market a reality

In the days after it was announced that Oscar Mayer will depart Madison for Davenport, Iowa, Madison Mayor Paul Soglin asked the state for funds to help get Madison’s public market proposal back on track, citing the need for jobs for displaced food production workers.

It appears that state assistance could be coming. The Wisconsin State Journal reports that Soglin and Walker spoke about the public market and Walker said he was open to helping the city develop a public market space.

As proposed by Soglin, the $14 million public market would include retail, wholesale, and food production facilities on the city’s east side by 2018.