Governor Scott Walker spoke at the fifth annual Monroe County economic development conference at the Wisconsin military academy at Fort McCoy.
Governor Walker says the unemployment rate in Wisconsin is the lowest it’s been since March 2001, and the challenge now is helping employers fill positions.
The governor says the state is using grants to help students with dual enrollment so they get high school credit and credit at a technical college to get into the workforce sooner while saving money.
When asked about the Marquette Law School poll released today showing his approval rating is 39 percent. Walker believes it will improve.
“Most people until the last couple of months haven’t heard me talk because the other campaign efforts were going on, hadn’t heard us talk about how low unemployment is, how many people are working, our schools are doing better than ever. All those are positive things that a lot of people aren’t fully aware of, and I think it’ll take the next year or two just like it took during the recall.”
After his remarks on economic development, Governor Walker presented Colonel Steven Nott with a special plaque to commemorate the colonel’s retirement.