Fort McCoy News March 11, 2016

County holds Economic Development Conference

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Visit from the governor

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker speaks to Monroe County Economic Development Conference attendees.

The conference was held Feb. 25 at the Wisconsin Military Academy at Fort McCoy. The 2016 theme was "Magnifying Our Economic Efforts!"

More than 200 attendees from 14 different counties attended the one-day event. Also, 31 exhibitors took part in the conference. Walker provided an update on state efforts for job training and creation.

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Award

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, state Rep. Nancy VanderMeer, state Sen. Julie Lassa, and state Rep. Lee Nerison applaud Garrison Commander Col. Steven W. Nott after he was presented with an award by the governor during the Monroe County Economic Development Conference Feb. 25 at the Wisconsin Military Academy at Fort McCoy.

Nott was recognized for his military service and support of Wisconsin communities.

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Workforce panel

Conference attendees participate in a panel discussion.

The conference focused on topics such as workforce recruitment and retention, transportation challenges, spotlights on area businesses, supervision and leadership training, and business strategies for success, said Monroe County Economic Development Coordinator Steve Peterson.

For more information about the conference or Monroe County economic development efforts, go online to www.gomonroecountywi.com.

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