Gov. Tony Evers is doing the right thing for Lafayette County and all of Wisconsin. Under his leadership, 23 Lafayette County small businesses have opened their doors or expanded and Lafayette County businesses have received an additional 555 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 $65,326 in Lafayette County projects alone, extending internet access to approximately 192 residential locations and approximately 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 Lafayette County, and he’s just getting started.
Last year, Gov. Evers visited the Belmont Convention Center in Lafayette County to visit with five local grant recipients of the Live Event Small Business and Event Venue Assistance programs. These two grant programs were announced as part of the governor’s $140 million investment to support Wisconsin’s tourism and entertainment industries, which are an essential part of the state’s economy and long-term success.