Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Ripon's Alliance Laundry adds 270 new jobs, thanks demand, not Walker's streamline regulations or elimination of frivolous lawsuits.

The government doesn’t create jobs? Wrong.
fdlreporter: Almost 300 new jobs are on their way to Ripon, as the result of a manufacturing expansion aided by state tax credits and county loans.
That sounds very much like government did play a huge role in job creation...in the private sector of all places.
Alliance Laundry Systems expansion will be assisted by $1.5 million in tax credits from the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation and a $500,000 performance-based loan from the Fond du Lac County Economic Development Corporation’s revolving loan fund.

Gov. Scott Walker attributed lowering the tax burden on manufacturers, streamlining the regulatory process and eliminating “frivolous and out of control lawsuits in the state for manufacturers” to the high level of confidence in this year’s survey.
Really, that's your final answer? Sadly, not everyone is reading from the same script:
Michael Schoeb, president and CEO of Alliance Laundry, said the expansion “absolutely” would not have been possible without the assistance of the state and local government, and it would not have been a wise decision for the company to move forward without those tax credits and loans.
Thank god Walker streamlined regulation, frivolous lawsuits and lowered the business tax burden…no, that wasn't it...consumer DEMAND?
Schoeb said the company is investing in expansion now because it has confidence in the demand for the products that will be made in the new facility. 

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