Walker announces opening of office in China

2013-04-19T07:27:00Z Walker announces opening of office in ChinaThe Associated Press The Associated Press
April 19, 2013 7:27 am  • 

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Scott Walker says a new office opened in China will strengthen Wisconsin's relationship with the country and provide businesses from the state with the resources and assistance they need to grow.

Walker announced the opening of the Wisconsin Center China on Thursday as part of his 10-day Chinese trade mission.

The Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. will contract with trade representatives who are marketing and business consultants to do the work out of the center.

Walker also says that four trade agreements have been signed.

Shanghai Dairy Group agreed to purchase animal feed products from Badger State Ethanol and from the state and also receive training from the University of Wisconsin-Madison's Babcock Institute.

Miller Electric out of Appleton also signed a deal to sell welding systems to a Chinese company.

Copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

(5) Comments

  1. Maerzie
    Report Abuse
    Maerzie - May 26, 2015 10:47 pm
    OMG! What next!? Where are the guys in the little white coats??
  2. Acapitalidea
    Report Abuse
    Acapitalidea - August 07, 2014 8:25 am
    Any chance Scooter will head up the office?
  3. Hokie
    Report Abuse
    Hokie - September 21, 2013 7:26 am
    Got any good ideas, walker?
  4. Retired65
    Report Abuse
    Retired65 - June 26, 2013 9:28 am
    Maybe he's going to bring them over here to work for $10.00 an hour. Because that's all you can find and that what republicans want cheap labor like china, Mississippi, texas. Lets say the whole South. If they want that, why the hell don't they just get out of here and move there?
  5. Pully
    Report Abuse
    Pully - April 22, 2013 10:02 pm
    Hopefully it will increase the employment in Wisconsin. It costs a lot of money to establish and staff an office in China. Let's follow this and make sure Wisconsin balances these monthly expenses with increased career jobs with retirement and medical benefits and revenue for the citizens of Wisconsin who have underwritten the establishment of this office in China. We're still waiting to see how the tax benefits afforded Wisconsin businesses and industry on the backs of public employees are coming back to the citizens of the state in the form of increased employment paying livable wages and benefits. It's only fair and reasonable to expect this. After all, that's why these tax breaks and benefit cuts were done.

We provide a valuable forum for readers to exchange ideas and opinions on posted articles. But there are rules: Don't promote products or services, impersonate other site users, register multiple accounts, threaten or harass others, post vulgar, abusive, obscene or sexually oriented language. Don't post content that defames or degrades anyone. Don't repost copyrighted material; link to it. In other words, stick to the topic and play nice. Report abuses by clicking the button. Users who break the rules will be banned from commenting. We no longer issue warnings.

Add Comment
You must Login to comment.

Click here to get an account it's free and quick

What's hot

Featured businesses

Get weekly ads via e-mail