NEW BERLIN – Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce (WMC) – the combined state chamber and manufacturers’ association – and Americans for Prosperity – Wisconsin (AFP-Wisconsin) hosted an economic and policy roundtable ahead of the first 2024 presidential primary debate on Wednesday. The event featured a legislative panel and a CEO panel.
Sen. Devin LeMahieu and Sen. Chris Kapenga joined AFP-Wisconsin’s Megan Novak to discuss how state policies, especially regarding taxes, energy and the economy, are impacted by federal leadership. Through pro-business policy on both the state and national levels, Wisconsin small businesses and manufacturers could expand more, producing more goods and providing needed economic stimulus. Click here to watch the legislative panel.
Business executives Roger Roundhouse from CentroMotion and Bill Berrien from Pindel Global Precision then joined WMC’s Kurt Bauer to share their concerns about inflation, increased regulatory burden and unrealistic energy policies. The Biden Administration’s implementation of regulatory policy slows down business unnecessarily, while the steady increases in taxes stifle growth. Many Wisconsin manufacturers are concerned with the federal government’s expectation for energy policy. The market is the best determinant of good and sustainable energy sources, not sweeping government regulation. Click here to watch the CEO panel.