- Governor Walker's flurried recall campaign is over but his tour around the state continues, to promote job creation. Monday he was in Rhinelander at Printpack.
"You know what? Wisconsin is open for business," Walker said. "This is a place to do business in."
Printpack will expand by building a new plant and hiring more employees in the near future.
Much of that flexibility was possible through a Walker creation, the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation.
Printpack can get nearly $2 million in loans from the state.
"If it wasn't for Governor Walker's office and the OCEDC and WEDC, we would not have made it," Plant Manager Pat Marquart said.
The WEDC helped Printpack grow, but has faded in attention since it was created a year and a half ago.
Has it helped statewide?
Four of five national rating services ranked Wisconsin's business climate better than last year.
It's an environment whose effects have hit home.
"It's a competitive marketplace out there," Walker said. "For that kind of commitment to be made right here in Rhinelander, right here in the state of Wisconsin, we certainly say thank you to you Dennis, and the whole management team for doing that."
The company could add up to twelve new jobs, and could begin construction on its new plant within weeks.
Written By: Ben Meyer