Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Will Walker take credit again, for efforts to Lure Spanish Company to Milwaukee’s north side?

Let’s get one thing clear; I’m not hoping Gov. Scott Walker fails to create jobs. What I don’t want to do is simply allow Scott Walker to lay claim to the previous Democratic administrations efforts to bring jobs to Wisconsin, or in this case M-7, the seven county regional organization recruiting businesses. Walker has been unashamed to take credit already, on numerous occasions. The following jobs announcement took M-7 two years to eventually nail down.
jsonline-Tom Daykin: A Spanish manufacturer, Sic Lazaro, is opening a U.S. factory on Milwaukee's north side. 
The company, which makes counterweights for cranes, elevators and other industrial uses, plans to begin production this summer at 7040 N. Teutonia Ave., said Jim Paetsch, of the Milwaukee 7 regional economic development group. The group recruited Sic Lozaro to Milwaukee after a two-year effort, he said. 
The company expects to have around 30 employees during its first year, and could have 60 or more employees within three years, depending on its sales, Paetsch said Wednesday.
Another M-7 victory turned a bit sour with the Walker anti-green energy agenda curtailing wind power:
 One of the most recent and most celebrated instances of M-7 industrial attraction involves Ingeteam SA, a Spanish industrial group that decided this year to spend $15 million on a new factory in Milwaukee. In the next five years, Ingeteam will hire 275 workers to produce wind and solar power generators.

2 comments:

rob said...

While I hope Walker is out of office ASAP, I don't think it helps anyone to root for him to fail and for people to remain unemployed or under hardship. I think he's taking credit where he shouldn't, but I would bring up that he was the county exec there until last year, correct? So he could have had some part in it. Seeing him so far in office, he probably didn't and just wants the credit, but who knows...

Democurmudgeon said...

Good point about his role as county executive. We'll see...