Senator Gudex Awarded For Economic Development Efforts
The Wisconsin Economic Development Association recently awarded State Senator Rick Gudex of Fond du Lac with the 2015 WEDA Legislative Champion award for his work on economic development issues. Senator Gudex says, “I’ve been focused on doing what I can to assist in helping Wisconsin’s economy. It has been my desire as chair of the Senate Economic Development and Commerce Committee to provide the leadership needed to pass legislation that will have a positive impact on our state. Last summer I appreciated the work that was put in on the Legislative Council Study Committee to address Tax Increment Financing. It’s the only economic development tool available for some of our communities and it’s vitally important that those bills make their way through the legislative process and get them signed into law this fall. I’m committed to make sure that happens for our Economic Development community. I’m also proud of the Wisconsin Fast Forward worker training bill that I authored last session. It’s having positive impacts all across the state.” WEDA presented the award to Senator Gudex at their Community and Economic Development Award event in Stevens Point on Thursday.