July 26, 2018
Contact: Brian Doudna, Executive Director
608-215-2562; or bdoudna@weda.org

Rep. Tod Ohnstad receives WEDA’s “Champion of Economic Development” Award

Pictured left to right: UW-Parkside Chancellor Deborah Ford; Representative Tod Ohnstad; Heather Wessling Grosz, WEDA President; and Michael Welsh, WEDA Legislative Affairs Director

Madison, WI – The Wisconsin Economic Development Association (WEDA) recently presented Rep. Tod Ohnstad (D-Kenosha) with the 2018 “Champion of Economic Development” Award for his support of policies to drive economic growth and prosperity in Wisconsin. The award was presented at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside campus.

The award is presented to state legislators who exemplify WEDA’s mission of promoting economic development and have shown a commitment to making Wisconsin a better place to live, work and do business through policies that advance economic growth. Rep. Ohnstad earned the “Champion of Economic Development” designation through his support of pro-economic development legislation during the 2017-18 legislative session.

“Representative Tod Ohnstad was a champion on numerous legislative issues to help foster economic prosperity and create new opportunities for growth in Wisconsin,” said Brian Doudna, WEDA Executive Director. “The Wisconsin Economic Development Association and our members across the state are excited to recognize Rep. Ohnstad as a ‘Champion of Economic Development’ for his work at the Capitol.”

WEDA is presenting the award to 20 state lawmakers who exhibited an exceptional commitment to growing Wisconsin’s economy based on several factors, including voting record, sponsorship of legislation and responsiveness to critical economic development issues during the 2017-18 session.

“Representative Ohnstad made it a priority to support policies that promote economic activity, business growth and job creation for communities across Wisconsin,” said Michael Welsh, WEDA Legislative Affairs Director. “We appreciate his dedication to these key issues and look forward to working with him in the future.”

For over 40 years, WEDA has been dedicated to expanding Wisconsin’s economy through advocacy, education and providing resources to promote economic growth. WEDA is a statewide trade association comprised of economic development professionals, businesses and organizations who strive to make Wisconsin a better place to live, work and do business through economic development.

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