At the Governor’s Small Business Summit in Stevens Point, Gov. Scott Walker announced 11,590 new businesses have been created in the state since he took office, according to statistics from the Department of Financial Institutions (DFI).
When Walker was running for office in 2010, he promised to get the government out of the way to help the private sector add an additional 10,000 businesses in Wisconsin.
“By every measure, our economy is growing and workers throughout the state are finding jobs,” Walker said. “We have created a pro-growth climate, and individuals are taking the chance to build the business they always dreamed of. Wisconsin is open for business and we will continue working hard to further economic development and help create jobs in our state.”