hopes to name new economic development leader soon
BEAVER DAM, Wis. — Gov. Tony
Evers says he hopes to name a new leader for Wisconsin's economic
development agency within two weeks.
Evers told reporters Thursday that he is conducting interviews and
reviewing applications now. He says "we have a good mix of people"
to replace retiring Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation
leader Mark Hogan.
Hogan is stepping down next week. He was appointed by former
Republican Gov. Scott Walker, but stayed on the job after the
Legislature prevented Evers from naming a successor until after
The agency is responsible for leading economic development projects
in Wisconsin. Hogan negotiated the Foxconn Technology Corp. deal,
which Democrats and Evers have been critical of. Under the deal, the
electronics company could receive $4 billion in state and local tax