Sen. Patrick Testin Receives WEDA’s Champion of Economic Development Award

June 26, 2020

The Wisconsin Economic Development Association (WEDA) yesterday presented Sen. Patrick Testin (R-Stevens Point) with the 2020 “Champion of Economic Development” award for his leadership on legislative initiatives to drive economic growth and prosperity in Wisconsin.

WEDA members present Sen. Patrick Testin (center) with the “Champion of Economic Development” award.

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. Sen. Testin earned the “Champion of Economic Development” designation for his work on key legislation during the 2019-20 legislative session, including several proposals to address Wisconsin’s workforce challenges and to promote economic growth in rural parts of the state.

“Senator Testin continues to be a strong voice for economic development in the legislature, advocating for policies and programs that encourage economic growth and opportunity for Wisconsin citizens,“ said Michael Welsh, WEDA Legislative Affairs Director. “His leadership during the 2019-20 legislative session on key initiatives to advance workforce development and spur investment in Wisconsin will help enhance the state’s business climate and provide new avenues for growth.”

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 Sen. Testin as a ‘Champion of Economic Development’ for his work on pro-growth legislation and commitment to advancing the Wisconsin 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.