Governor Scott Walker heads out today for a trade mission in China. During a stop in Sturtevant Thursday, Walker said he will be making announcements next week about agreements in manufacturing, and clean energy and clean water technology.
The governor said that while jobs may have left the Badger State for places like China, there is a new dynamic. “Now when we’re talking about going to places like China or Brazil or Chile or Germany or anywhere else out there, we’re talking about exports,” said Walker. “In fact in China’s case, our exports were up 11.8 percent.”
Walker emphasized that China’s growing middle class is an increasing customer base for Wisconsin products.
During his 10 day tour, Walker will be joining the governors of Iowa, Virginia and Guam.
WRJN’s Janet Hoff contributed to this report