Developments will make Green Bay a `magnet` for talent

GREEN BAY – Mark Hogan has done something no CEO of the Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. has done in the organization`s seven-year history.

The Green Bay native is about to mark three years in charge of an agency that was plagued by lax oversight and poor accountability in its early years.

WEDC`s past continues to drive criticism of the agency as  it moved forward with possibly the single largest business investment deal in the state`s history: Foxconn

Critics say the agency`s past raises concerns about the state`s $4 billion incentives package, changes to the size of the plant, use of eminent domain to acquire land, and the 22 million-square-foot plant`s use of Lake Michigan water...


Ken Notes: Mark makes some good points. I would like to mention that I am hearing how we could better spend the "Foxconn Money". Since the Foxconn project is largely incentive based using property tax credits and income tax credits if you Stop Foxconn you have no money to spend. I am not taking sides here but as former elected official I get very nervous when people start spending money that isn`t there. So once again No Foxconn No Money...

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