Rep. Amy Loudenbeck Receives WEDA’s Champion of Economic Development Award

Rep. Amy Loudenbeck receives the “Champion of Economic Development” award from WEDA members at the Amazon Fulfillment Center in Beloit, WI.

The Wisconsin Economic Development Association (WEDA) has presented Rep. Amy Loudenbeck (R-Clinton) with the 2020 “Champion of Economic Development” award for her leadership on legislative initiatives to drive economic growth and prosperity in Wisconsin. The award was presented at the new Amazon fulfillment center in Beloit, WI, which is in Rep. Loudenbeck’s district.

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. Loudenbeck earned the “Champion of Economic Development” award for her work on critical economic development issues during the 2019-20 legislative session, including workforce development programming, broadband expansion and transportation funding.

“Representative Loudenbeck 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 businesses, communities and residents,“ said Michael Welsh, WEDA Legislative Affairs Director. “Her leadership as vice-chair of the Joint Finance Committee on state budget initiatives to boost economic activity across the state cannot be understated and is appreciated by WEDA members.”

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. Loudenbeck as a ‘Champion of Economic Development’ for her work on pro-growth policies and dedication to advancing Wisconsin’s economy,” said Brian Doudna, WEDA Executive Director. “We also want to thank Amazon for hosting the award presentation outside their new Beloit facility.”

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.