Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Scott Walker Wants to Grow Wisconsin Business by Poaching from his Neighbors

How to waste your time in 4 minutes and 21 seconds or less.

But as Steve Deller, a professor of applied economics at UW-Madison, points out, “The problem is that businesses simply just don't move that much.”

UW Professor Questions Campaign To Lure Businesses To Wisconsin.  Deller Says Businesses Rarely Move Across State Lines.  (Wisconsin Public Radio, 12/16/2014)

Regional Growth and Development Strategies:  Business Relocation

Some numbers from the study:
  • 2011.  Study year.
  • 470,000.  Number of  businesses in Wisconsin.
  • 5,200.  Number of businesses that moved.
  • 10.  Maximum number of miles that most businesses moved.
  • 1,200.  Number of businesses that moved to another state.

Here's another number:


State Launches $1.6 Million Ad Campaign to Promote Wisconsin’s Business Climate and Innovation Advances.  (Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation, 11/17/2014)

Related posts:
WEDC's revolving door.  (9/12/2014)
Here's how the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation is "Reinventing Economic Development".  (8/24/2014) 
Company looks to expand its business geographic focus?  (8/14/2014)
Scott Walker and the horrible, terrible, no good, very transparent day.  (7/28/2014)
Kestrel Aircraft: All these incentives, but no construction, no jobs.  (7/13/2014)
The Eaton Corporation/WEDC timeline of shame.  (7/10/2014)
Wisconsin featured in report on privatized state economic development agencies.  (10/25/2013)
Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation pledge: Following the money.  (7/23/2013)
Incompetence rewarded.  (5/9/2013)
And while we're at it, let's take a look at WEDC 's core values. (5/9/2013)
WEDC Public Information Officer Resigns After 1 Month on the Job.  (5/9/2013)
Plenty of time for messaging but none for fixing what ails WEDC.  (5/9/2013)
Previous WEDC audits?  What previous audits?  (5/8/2013)
Are you seeing a trend yet?  (5/8/2013)
Echoes.  (5/7/2013)
Get me rewrite.  (5/4/2013)
Legislative Audit Bureau Report on Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation: The "Cliff Notes" Version.  (5/3/2013
"Tales of woe never end at WEDC."  (4/25/2013)
Enterprise Florida and Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation share a lack of transparency.  (2/28/2013)

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