Problems have plagued the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation almost since its inception. Lawmakers continue tinkering with the public-private agency, trying to change it to their liking. Yet WEDC appears to be a permanent part of the political landscape, just as Gov. Scott Walker intended.
WEDC was one of Walker’s first “babies.” He announced its creation when he took office in January 2011.
“We will transform the Department of Commerce into a public-private partnership that will effectively promote commerce throughout Wisconsin,” Walker said.