Hughes outlines economic development agenda that includes ‘our underlying investments’
Economic development is about much more than attracting big businesses to Wisconsin communities, the state’s chief economic development official said Tuesday during a public Q & A session in Madison.
In the three and a half years since she was appointed, said Missy Hughes, Secretary and CEO of the Wisconsin Economic Development Corp., her work has broadened beyond “increasing the square footage in a community” occupied by industry or “attracting businesses and things like that.”..
Ken Notes: Missy Hughes has brought much to WEDC, the focus has taken us through Covid, rebuilt many of our downtown`s, and helped business grow in Wisconsin. I wonder if she could weigh in on restructuring TIF laws to allow communities to work with WEDC on a specific project. We do this now but it involves bending the rules. I remember working with EPIC when they came to Verona - Pay as you go - Great development agreement - Get funds to the schools in a timely manor - Build community wide infrastructure - And little or no risk - All great ideas and none of them are specifically in the actual TIF laws...
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