Gov. Tony Evers is doing the right thing for Dane County and all of Wisconsin. Under his leadership, 274 Dane County small businesses have opened their doors or expanded and Dane County businesses have received an additional 11,862 grants to help pay bills, stock shelves, hire employees, and more. He has also followed through on his promise to expand high-speed internet access by investing $540,595 in Dane County projects alone, extending internet access to more than 295 residential locations and over 12 businesses. Across Wisconsin, Gov. Evers continues to deliver results. 86% of Wisconsinites have received a 15% income tax cut or more, unemployment is at historic lows, and our schools are ranked among the top 10 in the nation. Gov. Evers has brought Republicans and Democrats together to do the right thing for communities and families in Dane County, and he’s just getting started.
Gov. Evers invested more than $5.2 million in Madison’s transit services. This money will help Madison residents get to work, school and job training, medical appointments, and other activities, especially low-to-middle-income residents, individuals with disabilities, and communities of color who disproportionately depend on public transit.
Gov. Evers directed more than $20 million in grant funding to Madison and Dane County to support local community development projects. Grant recipients included the Center for Black Excellence and Culture and the Bayview housing redevelopment.
Last summer, the governor visited Brix Cider in Mount Horeb, Landmark Creamery in Belleville, and Salvatore’s Tomato Pies in Madison to highlight how small businesses are bouncing back thanks to the We’re All In Grant Program, which is the largest direct-aid program for small businesses in WEDC history.