New North: Governor Scott Walker to speak at 2013 New North Summit

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New workforce tools to be unveiled that will help to meet the skills gap

NEW NORTH, November 26, 2013 – Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker will be among the speakers at the 10th annual New North Summit, sponsored by BMO Harris, which is scheduled for Friday, December 6, at the Radisson Hotel & Conference Center in Green Bay. Walker will address a central theme of this year’s Summit, closing the skills gap, among several topics.

“We are pleased to again welcome Governor Walker to the New North Summit,” says Jerry Murphy, executive director of New North, Inc. “New workforce tools are being unveiled at this year’s Summit, and it will be great to hear about these from the governor. We also expect him to expound upon the manufacturing tax credit and its benefits to New North companies.”

Walker was inaugurated as Wisconsin’s 45th governor on January 3, 2011. He has identified growing the state economy and developing the workforce as being among his priorities. A nationally recognized speaker, Walker recently authored a book, Unintimidated: A Governor’s Story and a Nation’s Challenge.

New North Live! Summit 2013 offers a full-day event that features speakers and breakout sessions, highlighting workforce, entrepreneurship and education stories in the New North region. An overview of economic development in the region and state over the past year will be presented, along with a look forward to the coming year.

Registration can be done online at www.newnorthsummit.com. The attendance fee is $90, with the cost being $100 at the door on the day of the event. Student tickets are available for $15.

A full, updated agenda also is available at www.newnorthsummit.com/agenda.