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Media Advisory: Wisconsin Heading in the Right Direction for Business

Nearly 1,000 Business Leaders Gather on Economy, Elections and Geopolitics
MADISON – Wisconsin is heading in the right direction as the business climate improves with tax cuts, regulation relief and lawsuit reform, and Governor Scott Walker will discuss his new tax cut proposal in remarks to 1,000 business executives at Business Day in Madison on Thursday, February 6.
Governor Walker will speak from 2:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Thursday at the Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center in Madison. WMC’s Economic Outlook Survey recently found that 95 percent of CEOs say Wisconsin is headed in the right direction.
Walker’s speech is open to credentialed media. Please email for Business Day in Madison credentials.
Business Day in Madison is the state’s premier business policy meeting and is hosted by a wide array of business groups, local chambers of commerce, and WMC, Wisconsin’s chamber of commerce.
Business Day in Madison presentations are open to the media, excluding A.B. Stoddard’s presentation.
9:30 a.m. – Robert O’Neill served America as a SEAL, team leader, and senior chief petty officer at Naval Special Development Group (SEAL Team Six) in some of the most challenging, storied, clandestine military roles of our time. O’Neill will share what he learned during his more than 400 combat missions across four theaters of war. Through his moving and emotional stories drawn from lessons learned during some of the country’s most headline-stealing conflicts, O’Neill will demonstrate how the best of the military’s best approach strategic planning when mission failure is not an option.
10:30 a.m. – A.B. Stoddard, associate editor and columnist for The Hill, will discuss “Politics and Public Policy – 2014 and Beyond.”  (*Note: this presentation is not open to the media.)
Noon – Charles Payne, Founder, CEO & Chief Analyst of Wall Street Strategies, Fox Business Network contributor and award-winning author, will discuss our current economic situation, how we got here, our prospects for growth and how we’ll improve. From lower taxes, fewer regulations, and new environmental standards to the need for citizens to believe in the American Dream once more, he will focus on how we reinvigorate America’s strength – innovation – through balanced risk-taking and access to capital.
1:30 p.m. – Daniel Christman, Senior Counselor to U.S. Chamber President, outlines the ongoing global crises and their effects on U.S. interests in all areas of the world. By focusing on America’s key trading partners, he shows businesses and industries how to invest in parts of the world that are doing well despite the global slowdown. Christman gets into the governmental, economic, and cultural hurdles that must be navigated by American industry in order to take advantage of the favorable opportunities despite the crises.
Please contact Leah Supensky at (608) 258-3400 or Jim Pugh, (608) 219-0157.





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