Wisconsin Economic Summit III: Program released

Contact: Jim Wood

Wood Communications Group


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MADISON — Five statewide partners are pleased to announce the release of the program for the third summit of the 2010 Wisconsin Economic Summit Series, which aims to focus public, media, opinion leader and policy-maker attention on how to reduce unemployment and energize Wisconsin’s ability to grow and maintain a strong economy.

Summit III: Moving Wisconsin Forward will concentrate on producing comprehensive strategic briefing papers and recommendations for Wisconsin’s new governor, administration and the 2011-13 Wisconsin State Legislature on the critical issues related to creating jobs, jump starting and growing Wisconsin’s economy and addressing the state’s major financial challenges and opportunities.

Who: University of Wisconsin System, Competitive Wisconsin, Inc., the Wisconsin Technology Council, the Wisconsin Way and the Wisconsin Higher Education Business Roundtable.

What: Summit III: Moving Wisconsin Forward, of the 2010 Wisconsin Economic Summit Series.

When: Tuesday, October 5, 2010 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Where: Wyndham Milwaukee Airport Hotel & Convention Center, 4747 S. Howell Ave.

Why: Most analysts now agree that the next governor and new legislature will start their 2011–13 budget negotiations more than $2 billion in the hole. In this financially limited arena, our elected leaders must identify and prioritize the issues and make the decisions that will affect our future. The people, schools, farms and businesses of Wisconsin need for our next generation of leaders to have the best advice and counsel available as they assume their responsibility to lead Wisconsin forward. The Summits will develop positive new strategies for spurring significant economic growth, balancing the state’s responsibility to address the needs of its citizens with the ability of its citizens to pay for the services, and finding common ground for how best to move Wisconsin forward in the 21st century.

The 2010 Wisconsin Economic Summit Series is sponsored by Alliant Energy Corp., American Transmission Company, AT&T Wisconsin, Aurora Health Care, Baker Tilly, MillerCoors, Wood Communications Group, Competitive Wisconsin, The Wisconsin Credit Union League, Wisconsin Builders Association, Wisconsin Counties Association, Wisconsin Economic Development Association, Wisconsin Education Association Council, Wisconsin Hospital Association, Wisconsin REALTORS® Association and the Wisconsin Technology Council. Visit http://www.wiroundtable.org/summit for more information.