09 Feb Forward Wisconsin will no longer market the state for business
Forward Wisconsin, which uses public and private funds to promote the state for business expansions, is ending 25 years of selling Wisconsin to out-of-state executives.
Forward will transfer its marketing functions to the state Department of Commerce, which can do it more efficiently, Commerce Secretary Richard Leinenkugel said Friday.
Forward, which started in 1984, has just two employees and has been without a president since 2007. The Commerce Department that year took over managing Forward in order to save money on hiring a president for the group.
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