Burke touts first step of plan to grow jobs

EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WEAU)- With less than six months until voters pick the next leader of Wisconsin one of the candidates for governor made a stop in our area to talk about how she plans to improve the economy and grow jobs.

Tuesday Democratic candidate Mary Burke outlined the first part of her five step Invest for Success Plan at a stop at Johnson Litho Graphics in Eau Claire.

Burke says the first step in her plan includes working with businesses and educators to remove hurdles and make sure the state has enough trained and educated employees to meet the needs of businesses.

“The plan is really based on how we are going to make sure that our workforce development is on pace with our industry and we are making sure that our young people graduating have the skills and experience they need,” Burke explained.

Governor Walker's office says he will be making several stops around the state this week as part of national small business week.

In the last three years the governor's office says more than 19,000 new small businesses have been created in the state a trend he would continue if re-elected for a second term.

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