Assembly Speaker Robin Vos Receives WEDA’s Champion of Economic Development Award

July 31, 2020

The Wisconsin Economic Development Association (WEDA) today presented Assembly  Speaker Robin Vos (R-Rochester) with the 2020 “Champion of Economic Development” award for his leadership on legislative initiatives that drive economic growth and prosperity in Wisconsin.

Speaker Robin Vos (center) receives the “Champion of Economic Development” award from 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. Speaker Vos earned the “Champion of Economic Development” award for his support of pro-growth legislation during the 2019-20 legislative session, including an Opportunity Zones bill that will spur new in-state investment, legislation to support transportation projects that stimulate economic growth and several proposals to encourage workforce housing development.

“Speaker Vos is a strong voice for economic development in the legislature and understands the need to promote policies that advance economic prosperity and create new opportunities for Wisconsin citizens and businesses,“ said Michael Welsh, WEDA Legislative Affairs Director. “WEDA appreciates his thorough grasp of issues important to our members and for his commitment to advancing legislation that help boost economic activity 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 are excited to recognize Speaker Vos as a ‘Champion of Economic Development’ for his work on legislation to give communities and businesses the tools to support economic growth,” 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.