Tim Michels’ Wisconsin First Economic Blueprint

Wisconsinites face skyrocketing inflation, shrinking retirement savings, and the prospect of tough economic times ahead if we don’t change course. But here is the thing: no one can compete with the Wisconsin work ethic.

Wisconsin needs a governor who won’t stand in the way of economic growth. The Michels Administration will provide all businesses with the best opportunity to succeed and grow operations in Wisconsin. I won’t ever dictate if a business is essential or non-essential, because in the Michels Administration, we will make clear that all work is essential.

I don’t just talk about economic growth, I have lived it. I am the only candidate who has created jobs. These are great family-supporting jobs with great benefits. This was despite the governmental red-tape, excessive regulations, and turbulent economic winds.

With proper reform, we can once again make Wisconsin the greatest place to live, work, and start a business.

Here is my Wisconsin First Blueprint: 

  • 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 hard working professionals from earning a living or 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.