WAUSAU (WAOW)--During Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker's State of the State, he mentioned two Central Wisconsin businesses. Walker cited G3 Industries of Mosinee and Collaborative Consulting, which plans to expand into Wausau.
John Williams of Collaborative Consulting says, "The state jobs plan and incentives were a draw. But the most important things we considered in our search were the workforce and the economic climate of the community."
Collaborative Consulting plans to partner with North Central Technical College. The hope is that through education programs at the school, there will be a trained workers who can step into jobs at the company.
State Representative Donna Seidel of Wausau says these partnerships are key to job development. She says that's why she questions Governor Walker's budget "He has cuts of 30% in school aids for the very programs we consider to be the premier training grounds for our workforce.
Walker says his plans for the future will secure Wisconsin's economic future. He announced plans for the Small Business Regulatory Review Board to look at red tape that hinders new development. Walker noted in his speech,"I will direct our board to remove antiquated and unnecessary regulations that post a threat to creating new jobs."
Kimberly Vele, a Bowler business owner has been named to that small business board.