Rep. Rob Summerfield Receives WEDA’s Champion of Economic Development Award

The Wisconsin Economic Development Association (WEDA) yesterday presented Rep. Rob Summerfield (R-Bloomer) with the 2020 “Champion of Economic Development” award for his leadership on legislative initiatives to drive economic growth and prosperity in Wisconsin.

Rep. Rob Summerfield (center) receives “Champion of Economic Development” award from WEDA members,

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. Summerfield earned the “Champion of Economic Development” designation for his work on key legislation during the 2019-20 legislative session, including several proposals to address Wisconsin’s workforce housing shortage and to promote rural economic prosperity.

“Representative Summerfield continues to be a strong voice for economic development in the legislature, advocating for policies and programs that help spur economic growth and create new opportunities for Wisconsin businesses and citizens,“ said Michael Welsh, WEDA Legislative Affairs Director. “His leadership during the 2019-20 legislative session on key legislation to address workforce housing challenges and encourage investment in Wisconsin will help provide new avenues for growth.”

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 are excited to recognize Rep. Summerfield 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.