A Republican candidate for governor wants to create 300,000 jobs in the state over the next decade.
Former Congressman Mark Neumann is unveiling a plan that would focus on using the expertise available through University of Wisconsin campuses to attract businesses to state. His plan would create three “research triangles” across the state, connected by UW campuses.
Neumann says those research triangles would combine the intellectual knowledge found on UW campuses with the research needs of businesses. He says that should be able to attract good high paying jobs to the state, and keep graduates here in Wisconsin.
The concept is based on a similar effort in North Carolina, which Neumann says created 50,000 jobs.
Neumann’s plan would create an economic development team to help implement the research triangles and attract businesses that could benefit from the expertise available on each UW campus.
Neumann is seeking the Republican nomination for governor, running against Milwaukee County Executive Scott Walker.