May 8, 2018
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Rep. Amy Loudenbeck receives WEDA’s “Champion of Economic Development” Award

First Row: From left, Michael Welsh, Wisconsin Economic Development Association; Representative Amy Loudenbeck; and Andrew Janke, Greater Beloit Economic Development Corporation. Second Row: From left, Jeff Vohs, Greater Beloit Chamber of Commerce Board Chair; Elise Nelson, Alliant Energy; Aimee Thurner, Greater Beloit Chamber of Commerce Third Row: From left, Donna Walker, Alliant Energy; Sherri Stumpf, Forward Janesville Board Chair; Dayna Sarver, City of Janesville Fourth Row: From left, James Otterstein, Rock County Development Alliance; John Beckord, Forward Janesville

Madison, WI – The Wisconsin Economic Development Association (WEDA) recently presented Rep. Amy Loudenbeck (R-Clinton) with the 2018 “Champion of Economic Development” Award for her support of policies to drive economic growth and prosperity in Wisconsin. The award was presented at the Greater Beloit Chamber of Commerce.

The award is presented to state legislators who exemplify WEDA’s mission of promoting economic development and have shown a commitment to making Wisconsin a better place to live, work and do business through policies that advance economic growth. Rep. Loudenbeck earned the “Champion of Economic Development” designation through her support of pro-economic development legislation during the 2017-18 legislative session.

“Representative Amy Loudenbeck was a champion on numerous legislative issues to help foster economic prosperity and create new opportunities for growth in Wisconsin,” said Brian Doudna, WEDA Executive Director. “The Wisconsin Economic Development Association and our members across the state are excited to recognize Rep. Loudenbeck as a ‘Champion of Economic Development’ for her work at the Capitol.”

WEDA is presenting the award to 20 state lawmakers who exhibited an exceptional commitment to growing Wisconsin’s economy based on several factors, including voting record, sponsorship of legislation and responsiveness to critical economic development issues during the 2017-18 session.

“Representative Loudenbeck made it a priority to support policies that promote economic activity, business growth and job creation for communities across Wisconsin,” said Michael Welsh, WEDA Legislative Affairs Director. “We appreciate her dedication to these key issues and look forward to working with her in the future.”

For over 40 years, WEDA has been dedicated to expanding Wisconsin’s economy through advocacy, education and providing resources to promote economic growth. WEDA is a statewide trade association comprised of economic development professionals, businesses and organizations who strive to make Wisconsin a better place to live, work and do business through economic development.