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June 16, 2008

Harsdorf Business Tour Spans Senate District


10th Senate District...Wisconsin State Senator Sheila Harsdorf has spent the first part of 2008 touring businesses throughout northwestern Wisconsin to learn and listen more about their challenges and successes.

“It is exciting to see the entrepreneurial spirit helping build family-supporting jobs here in our local communities,” said Harsdorf.

Harsdorf has toured a range of businesses in all five counties of the 10th Senate District in sectors such as manufacturing, technology and agricultural. All together, she will have visited nearly 40 businesses since January.

“As a state lawmaker, I believe we must be especially sensitive to any obstacles or burdens posed by government, as well as looking for opportunities to partner with job providers to help economic growth,” said Harsdorf. “Affordable health care, tax relief, and infrastructure have been highlighted as critical to our region’s economic growth.”

Harsdorf indicated that legislative priorities for economic development include offering reinvestment incentives, creating border incentive grants to compete with Minnesota, and expanding the Wisconsin Growth Agenda to utilize the higher education opportunities available. Likewise, Harsdorf has helped form a committee to look into establishing a regional health care cooperative to lower costs and expand benefits for small businesses and their employees.

For businesses that would like to invite Harsdorf for a tour or be included on the contact sheet for the prospective regional health care cooperative, please call Sheila at 1-800-862-1092 or send an email to: