Gov. Tony Evers is doing the right thing for Kenosha County and all of Wisconsin. Under his leadership, 27 Kenosha County small businesses have opened their doors or expanded and Kenosha County businesses have received an additional 2,112 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 $872,171 in Kenosha County projects alone, extending internet access to approximately 918 residential locations. Gov. Evers is also working with communities to address the root causes of violence and provide resources to make communities safer. Kenosha County has also received over $560,000 from the state to hire and retain first responders.
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 Kenosha County, and he’s just getting started.
Gov. Evers toured the Kenosha County vaccination clinic and celebrated the hard work of local public health workers and their efforts to get COVID-19 vaccine shots in arms.
Gov. Evers visited Kenosha County in April to sign Assembly Bill 120, now Wisconsin Act 25, to help Pfizer, Inc. and the state of Wisconsin continue to provide COVID-19 vaccine, vaccine materials, and solutions nationwide, and then toured the Pfizer facility in Pleasant Prairie together with Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services (DSPS) Secretary Dawn Crim.
Gov. Evers visited Kenosha County to celebrate the grand openings and groundbreakings of numerous businesses, including Nexus Pharmaceuticals, Haribo, and Heartland Produce, highlighting the jobs and economic development these organizations will bring to the greater Kenosha community.
Gov. Evers visited Gateway Technical College’s Horizon Center as part of his tour announcing nearly $60 million in grants through the Workforce Innovation Grant Program for projects to address the state’s workforce needs.