Rep. Travis Tranel Receives WEDA’s Champion of Economic Development Award

The Wisconsin Economic Development Association (WEDA) today presented Rep. Travis Tranel (R-Cuba City) with the 2020 “Champion of Economic Development” award for his leadership on legislative initiatives to drive economic growth and prosperity in Wisconsin.

Rep. Travis Tranel (left) receives the Champion of Economic Development award from Bob Jones, WEDA member and City of Cuba City Economic Development Director

The award is presented to state legislators who exemplify WEDA’s mission of promoting economic development and are committed to making Wisconsin a better place to live, work and do business through effective policies. Rep. Tranel earned the “Champion of Economic Development” award for his work during the 2019-20 legislative session, including a bill to spur new investment in Wisconsin’s economically challenged communities, legislation to support transportation projects that stimulate economic growth and an exciting initiative to address Wisconsin’s workforce housing shortage.

“Representative Tranel continues to be a strong voice for economic development in the legislature, advocating for policies and programs that create new economic opportunities for Wisconsin businesses and residents,“ said Michael Welsh, WEDA Legislative Affairs Director. “WEDA appreciated his leadership during the session on key proposals to encourage new capital investment and spark economic activity.”

WEDA is presenting the award to 21 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 2019-20 session.

“The Wisconsin Economic Development Association and our members across the state are excited to recognize Rep. Tranel as a ‘Champion of Economic Development’ for his work on pro-growth legislation and commitment to advancing the Wisconsin economy,” said Brian Doudna, WEDA Executive Director.

The Wisconsin Economic Development Association, founded in 1975, is a statewide non-profit organization dedicated to growing Wisconsin’s economy. Driven by the needs of our 450-plus members, we represent the economic development interests of both the private and public sectors through leadership on statewide initiatives.