The Greater Madison Chamber of Commerce sponsored breakfast with Paul Jadin, Secretary of the Department of Commerce and soon-to-be head of the new Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation. Good breakfast meeting on an important Wisconsin initiative to “elevate the Wisconsin economy to be the best in the world”. Wisconsin has over 465,000 businesses; 99.97% are private; 94% have less than 50 employees; 71% do less than $1 million in revenue annually.
I’m viscerally anti-government bureaucracy, so support the move to WEDC. Jadin and his team are putting together a strategic plan to explain how he’s going to elevate the Wisconsin economy via its businesses. The first draft of his plan can be found here. I’m sure their strategies are more thought out than mine but I plan on keeping my eye on these kinds of things too: