Today, State Representatives John Macco (R-Ledgeview) and David Steffen (R-Howard) hosted the second annual Green Bay Area Economic Development Roundtable discussion along with stakeholders, including local leadership. Representative Macco released the following statement:
“Green Bay’s economic future could not look brighter! Today’s meeting with stakeholders was intended to continue to increase the positive trajectory of the Green Bay area’s economy by discussing ongoing and potential future efforts on various topics, including education, workforce, quality of living, infrastructure and technology. Last year’s meeting resulted in some amazing changes here in Green Bay and I look forward to continuing to ensure that the Green Bay area economy moves in a positive direction,” said Rep. Macco.
Rep. Macco continued, “We have laid the foundation for our area’s economic expansion by opening an engineering school at UW-Green Bay, building a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Center on UWGB’s campus. I am proud to have authored the legislation that provided the funding to the STEM Center. In addition, Microsoft and the Green Bay Packers have created TitletownTech and two large employers recently opened technology hubs here in Green Bay. Of course, the recent announcement of the Foxconn Innovation Center in downtown Green Bay will also be a tremendous addition to our community.”
“I am very pleased with the growth of high paying 21st Century jobs in our community. Economic development and family-sustaining jobs continue to be my main emphasis,” Rep. Macco concluded.