Wisconsin fails to recruit from other states

Torinus says we have to grow our companies that have been in the state for years. He doesn’t think he can name four new companies to our state.

Funny, it’s not for the lack of trying. Local and state governments spend hundreds of thousands of dollars on trade junkets and planning to bring in new business. No one, however, will manage the taxing and spending – the 40.1% – that keeps new businesses out of Wisconsin. Sorry – minor soap box moment.


  1. There was a time when the Chamber of Commerce (WMC) could be counted on to “talk-up” the various attributes of a city/couty/state that would make a new business relocate there. There was an appreciation that a rising tide lifted all boats and that any new business made the surrunding businesses stronger.

    Within the last decade, however, there has been so much whining and poor-mouthing from the established businesses that they have been active, if witless, partners in making those forecasts a reality.

  2. Wisconsin is an existing tax hell and the rhetoric out of Madison is clamoring for more taxes and litigation of business. Who would want to move here?