"So in this budget we include about 630-million dollars worth of tax relief. And about half of that is targeted for manufacturers and agriculture based companies in the state of Wisconsin," Governor Walker said.
That's in addition to 96-million dollars in workforce development grants. That'll help train employees in skills needed for industries and fill gaps caused by skilled retiring workers. But the governor credits bipartisanship for making that happen.
"The Workforce Development Grants that are a key to getting the skilled workers that we need, passed 132-to four voting against it. Overwhelming support from both Democrats and Republicans, when it comes to workforce development," he said.
Part of the governor's investment strategy includes an upcoming trade mission to China to make "Made in Wisconsin", international.
"We can compete with anybody on the globe if we have the skilled workforce that we need and the investments in technology that we need."
Local 5's Terry Kovarik has the story.