Rep. Tod Ohnstad Receives WEDA’s Champion of Economic Development Award

The Wisconsin Economic Development Association (WEDA) today presented Rep. Tod Ohnstad (D-Kenosha) with the 2020 “Champion of Economic Development” award for his leadership on legislative initiatives to drive economic growth and prosperity in Wisconsin.

Representative Tod Ohnstad receives the WEDA “Champion of Economic Development” award

The award is presented to state legislators who exemplify WEDA’s mission of promoting economic development and are committed to making Wisconsin a better place to live, work and do business through effective policies. Rep. Ohnstad earned the “Champion of Economic Development” award for his work on key proposals during the 2019-20 legislative session, including Opportunity Zones legislation to spur new investment in economically challenged communities across Wisconsin.

“Representative Ohnstad continues to be a strong voice for economic development in the legislature, advocating for policies and programs that help advance economic prosperity and create new opportunities for growth,“ said Michael Welsh, WEDA Legislative Affairs Director. “His focus and work on issues important to WEDA members during the legislative session led to the approval of several key proposals, including Opportunity Zones legislation to help drive private investment into Wisconsin.”

WEDA is presenting the award to 21 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 2019-20 session.

“The Wisconsin Economic Development Association and our members are excited to recognize Rep. Ohnstad as a ‘Champion of Economic Development’ for his work on pro-growth policies and commitment to advancing Wisconsin’s economy,” said Brian Doudna, WEDA Executive Director.

The Wisconsin Economic Development Association, founded in 1975, is a statewide non-profit organization dedicated to growing Wisconsin’s economy. Driven by the needs of our 450-plus members, we represent the economic development interests of both the private and public sectors through leadership on statewide initiatives.