Rep. John Nygren Receives WEDA’s Champion of Economic Development Award

Rep. John Nygren (second from left) receives the “Champion of Economic Development” award from WEDA members at inVenture North in Marinette, WI.

The Wisconsin Economic Development Association (WEDA) today presented Rep. John Nygren (R-Marinette) with the 2020 “Champion of Economic Development” award for his leadership on legislative initiatives to drive economic growth and prosperity in Wisconsin. The award was presented at inVenture North, the central resource for economic and community development in Marinette and Menominee Counties.

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. Nygren earned the “Champion of Economic Development” award for his work on critical economic development issues during the 2019-20 legislative session, including efforts to boost workforce housing development, preservation of the Manufacturing and Agriculture Tax Credit and Opportunity Zones legislation to spur new capital investment in Wisconsin.

“Representative Nygren 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 Wisconsin businesses, communities and citizens,“ said Michael Welsh, WEDA Legislative Affairs Director. “His exceptional work on initiatives to help meet the demand for affordable housing for Wisconsin workers and their families is especially appreciated by WEDA members and will make a true difference in communities 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 key economic development issues during the 2019-20 session.

“The Wisconsin Economic Development Association and our members are excited to recognize Rep. Nygren as a ‘Champion of Economic Development’ for his work on pro-growth policies and dedication to advancing Wisconsin’s economy,” said Brian Doudna, WEDA Executive Director. “We also want to thank inVenture North for hosting the award presentation.”

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.