By Jeff Simpson
Uline Inc announced an expansion and future job creation of up to 500 Wisconsinites!
Thank God that Mary Burke had the foresight as a Commerce Secretary to help bring Uline to Wisconsin!
In January 2008, a couple of months after Mary Burke exited, Uline officials announced they were moving the corporate headquarters from Waukegan, Ill., to Pleasant Prairie and building a warehouse there. Uline said it would invest $100 million and employ 1,000 people at its 200-acre campus, which opened in mid-2010.It was not surprising at all to see Scott Walker at Uline for the announcement, with a tied race and a failed jobs agenda, he needs to grab as much credit as he can, even if it doesn't go to him.
To help pay for the move, the company took state government incentives that were later calculated to be worth up to $18.6 million over nine years.
May I suggest a better use of the Governor's time? I would suggest that instead of chasing Mary Burke's successes around the state, he head up to Superior, WI to collect on the $4,000,000 Wisconsin taxpayer dollars that he handed Kestrel Aircraft Company, that they defaulted on.
Public education could sure use those $4 million dollars now!
Here is another suggestion. Voucher schools do not get a cent from public education budget, instead they can keep all of the money they can collect from the millions of dollars in defaulted loans that the failed WEDC has handed out!