Rep. Dave Murphy Receives WEDA’s Champion of Economic Development Award

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

Rep. Dave Murphy (center) receives the “Champion of Economic Development” award from local WEDA members.

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. Murphy earned the “Champion of Economic Development” award for his work on key proposals during the 2019-20 legislative session, including legislation to boost funding for transportation projects that stimulate economic activity and a sweeping talent development bill to attract skilled workers to Wisconsin to fill jobs in high-demand fields.

“Representative Murphy has long been a leader on economic development issues in the legislature and continues to be a strong advocate for policies that strengthen Wisconsin’s business climate and promote new economic opportunities,” said Michael Welsh, WEDA Legislative Affairs Director. “His leadership during the session on legislation important to WEDA members is greatly appreciated and will help to promote long-term economic growth across the state.”

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 across the state are excited to recognize Rep. Murphy 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.