WEDC leader plans to resign on Sept. 3

Associated Press

Aug. 28, 2019

MILWAUKEE ó The leader of Wisconsinís economic development agency says heíll step down next week.

The Milwaukee newspaper reports that Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation Secretary Mark Hogan will resign on Sept. 3. Hogan notified Gov. Tony Evers of his departure date in a letter this week.

Former Republican Gov. Scott Walker appointed Hogan to the position four years ago.

State law prevents Evers, a Democrat, from replacing him before Sept. 1.

WEDC has drawn criticism for years for failing to track job creation at companies receiving state subsidies, although the departmentís performance appears to have improved under Hoganís leadership.

He helped develop an unprecedented $3 billion state incentives package for a Foxconn Technology Group flat-screen factory in Mount Pleasant.