Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation Rejects $200M Request for Economic Development Initiative


credit: The Guardian

The board that oversees Wisconsin's pension program for public employees has recently rejected a request by the head of Gov. Scott Walker's semi-private economic development agency to tap $200 million from the fund to invest in risky start-up businesses.

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