WEST ALLIS, Wisc. – Today, businessman, veteran and political outsider Tim Michels introduced his Wisconsin First Blueprint, aimed to grow Wisconsin’s economy. The latest in a series of detailed proposals unveiled during his surging campaign for governor, the blueprint takes his experience in growing one of Wisconsin’s most successful businesses and applying it to help unleash our state’s economy following the continued failures of Tony Evers and Joe Biden.

“Having an experienced, proven business leader in Madison will allow our state to produce a strong, more sustainable economy,” said Michels. “Tony Evers has no idea how to grow a successful business. I’ve spent my entire life creating jobs. I will do the same as governor.”

The blueprint is focused on three main goals: incentivizing business attraction and expansion in Wisconsin, addressing workforce shortages, and creating a more sustainable economy suited for the 21st century.

“We have seen too many career politicians spend money we don’t have, increase gas prices, drive up the cost of goods, and put our state in an unsustainable position. It is going to take someone from outside of politics to help fix the mess,” said Michels. “I’ve led large teams to do big things and create thousands of jobs. I’m coming from outside of the government to help shake up the status quo and get Wisconsin back on the right track.”

The blueprint includes:

  • Compete with neighboring states by reducing corporate and individual income taxes to attract and retain more talent in Wisconsin.

  • Increase American energy production and distribution to provide low-cost and reliable energy for families and businesses all across the state.

  • Eliminate the personal property tax.

  • Recruit out-of-state veterans to join the Wisconsin workforce by improving VA hospitals and providing businesses with hiring incentives.

  • Leverage our water and work ethic to make Wisconsin the premier manufacturing hub for the military defense industry.

  • Overhaul and streamline the state’s occupational licensing laws to eliminate barriers that prevent people from starting and expanding their businesses.

  • Incentivize students to pursue education in, and invest in training for, high-demand fields such as healthcare, engineering, and technology and remain in the state after graduation.

  • Expedite access to high-speed broadband in rural communities so that all areas of Wisconsin can participate in the digital economy.

  • Increase opportunities for K-12 students to participate in hands-on internships, youth apprenticeships, and programs such as Dual Enrollment.

  • Increase investments in the state’s vocational-technical training to enhance the hands-on skills of the Wisconsin workforce.

  • Recognize that public safety is economic development and that the storefronts and the property of business owners must be protected from acts of domestic terrorism.

For more information about the blueprint, please visit MichelsBlueprint.com 

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