Gov. Tony Evers is doing the right thing for Outagamie County and all of Wisconsin. Under his leadership, 135 Outagamie County small businesses have opened their doors or expanded and Outagamie County businesses have received an additional 4,719 grants to help pay bills, stock shelves, hire employees, and more. 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 Outagamie County, and he’s just getting started.
In March 2022, Governor Tony Evers announced $549,560 in grants to nonprofit organizations benefiting Wisconsin veterans and their families. So much of our strength as a state is our ability to work together to tackle challenges facing folks in our communities, and that includes our veterans. T.S. Inc. in Appleton was awarded $25,000 to provide for veteran’s basic needs in their transitional shelters. They provide services to help people bridge from crisis care to independent living through four key areas that strengthen their resident’s self-sufficiency and enable them to leave homelessness for good.
Gov. Evers stopped in Appleton and Greenville to repair potholes and discuss his 2021-23 biennial budget’s investments in fixing Wisconsin. The governor also visited Hortonville, where he and Secretary Thompson participated in the groundbreaking event for the WIS-15 Highway construction project, which will make the 11-mile stretch of highway safer and more convenient for those who use it daily.
On Indigenous Peoples Day 2021, the governor visited the Oneida Nation and signed Executive Order #136, issuing a formal acknowledgment and apology for Wisconsin’s historical role in the tragedies inflicted upon Native American families and communities at boarding schools in Wisconsin and across the U.S.
The governor visited ACOCA Coffee in Appleton to host a roundtable discussion with nearly a dozen local business leaders, many of whom were recipients of small business grant funds from the state, to learn more about how the state can continue to support small businesses, main streets, and communities across our state.