Gov. Tony Evers is doing the right thing for Washburn County and all of Wisconsin. Under his leadership, 18 Washburn County small businesses have opened their doors or expanded and Washburn County businesses have received an additional 506 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 $4,233,425 in Washburn County projects alone, extending internet access to more than 690 residential locations and over 75 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 Washburn County, and he’s just getting started.
In December 2021, Gov. Evers visited the Wisconsin Lumberjacks, a minor league ice hockey team in Spooner. The team was awarded more than $160,000 through the Minor League Sports Teams Grant Program, part of the governor’s larger $14 million investment in Wisconsin’s tourism and entertainment industries.