Rep. Ron Tusler Receives WEDA’s Champion of Economic Development Award

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

Rep. Ron Tusler (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. Tussler 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 Wisconsin, a bill to boost funding for transportation projects that stimulate economic growth and several proposals to increase workforce housing development.

“Representative Tusler is a strong voice for economic development and is committed to pursuing policies and programs that advance economic prosperity and create new opportunities for businesses, communities and residents across the state,“ said Michael Welsh, WEDA Legislative Affairs Director. “His leadership during the legislative session led to the approval of several key proposals, including an Opportunity Zones bill to drive private investment to economically challenged communities.”

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. Tusler 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.