At least Lisa Johnson, vice president of entrepreneurship and innovation with the quasi-government Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation, is honest about how much of a failure Gov. Scott Walker’s job creation efforts have been (emphasis added):
From Johnson’s wheelhouse in the new economy, the rankings aren’t any better. Wisconsin came in 31st among 50 states in the latest New Economy Index from the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation, a nonpartisan group in Washington, D.C. The state scored poorly in crucial areas like the number of fast-growing companies and entrepreneurial activity, 39th and 47th, respectively.
“The study came out and we’re 47th,” Johnson says. “We suck. We’re bad. Do we keep talking about it or do we take action?”