The June 2 Cognitive Dissidence post Inside WEDC refers to Scott Walker's key job creation agency, the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC), as a massive failure.
The post not only communicates an audit's disturbing findings , it points out that the young man who'd been appointed the Chief Operating Officer of the agency:
- lacked business experience
- is a "political hack"
- worked for the "friends of scott walker" campaign
- has worked for "right wing politicians of questionable ethics"
For more, check out the Oct. 2, 2013 post on Daily Kos titled Walker's Wisconsin--WEDC IS Walker's #Fail
Troubling trends in WEDC's self-reported jobs impacts raise questions about whether the agency is playing favorites. See Citizen Action of Wisconsin's Report, Feb. 2014.
In April, the Capital Times reported :
"One of the high profile companies to receive backing from the Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. is again delinquent on its loans with the state.
Superior-based Kestrel Aircraft Company— a firm touted by Gov. Scott Walker as an example of his business recruitment efforts —hasn't made any payment on its $4 million in loans since October. It is supposed to pay $6,600 monthly and is now over $26,000 in arrears.
Also, go to wdio's May 6 report regarding Kestrel and WEDC.