jsonline: When Scott Walker campaigned for governor in 2010, his top promise was to add … 10,000 businesses in our state by 2015.
We checked in with the state Department of Financial Institutions, which Walker and business-formation experts say is the best tracker of this data. The score card: After one year of the Walker era, there were 9,485 fewer businesses than at the end of 2010, Gov. Jim Doyle's final year in office. It's improved somewhat in recent months, but the total of existing entities was still down 4,338 as of April 30, compared with December 2010.
The picture is worse if you look only at Wisconsin business entities doing business here, and exclude outof-state businesses that must register here to transact business. Those 'domestic' business entities were down 10,189 after Walker's first year, and down a total of 5,741 after 16 months. So the numbers have gone backward.
Monday, May 14, 2012
State Lost 10,189 businesses in Walkers first Year.
While everyone focuses on the job losses during the Walker administration, Politifact took a look at Scott Walker's other promise, more businesses. Amazing: