It’s working for business
April 18, 2012
Wisconsin voters are being asked to turn Governor Walker out of office less than halfway through his term, evidently on whatever pretext the Left chooses to invent. Rather than waste time wondering what fraudulent premise they’ll make up this week, consider whether the Walker approach to governance is working, and whether it’s working better than what came before.
Wisconsin’s business community — the men and women who create the jobs and sign the paychecks—seem to think it’s working just fine.
The Business Journal reported last week that new businesses formed in Wisconsin increased more than 12 percent for the first quarter of this year, compared with the same three months in 2011. In other words, people are a lot more willing to take a risk and start a business in Wisconsin now, compared with the time last year when there was still uncertainty about what Governor Walker would be able to accomplish in improving the business climate.
The Business Journal story is based on data released by the state’s Department of Financial Institutions (DFI). That’s the agency that maintains corporate records filed when a business is created or dissolved or makes some other substantial change to its structure.
The DFI data shows more than 9,800 new businesses formed from January 1 through the end of March. It also noted that March was the tenth month in the past 12 that business formation improved by comparison with the same month in the previous year.
Those who want to reject the growth of business and jobs and return to a hostile business climate will have their chance to try a couple of months from now.