The Wisconsin Economic Development Association (WEDA) recently presented State Representative Ron Tusler (R-Harrison) with the organization’s 2022 “Champion of Economic Development” award for his leadership on legislative initiatives to drive economic growth and prosperity in Wisconsin. The award presentation, which took place at the Heart of the Valley Chamber of Commerce in Kaukauna, WI, was attended by local economic development professionals and business representatives.
“The WEDA membership is extremely grateful for Representative Tusler’s continued leadership on key economic development issues and legislative efforts to address Wisconsin’s top economic challenges,” said Michael Welsh, WEDA V.P. of Legislative Affairs. “His work to help alleviate the state’s housing crunch and provide communities with key economic development tools will ultimately drive growth in northeast Wisconsin and across the state.”
The “Champion of Economic Development” award is presented at the end of each legislative session to state lawmakers who demonstrate extraordinary support for important economic development policies. This year WEDA is presenting the award to 20 state lawmakers who exhibited an exceptional commitment to growing Wisconsin’s economy based on several factors, including voting record, sponsorship of legislation, and responsiveness to critical economic development issues.
Rep. Tusler earned the “Champion of Economic Development” designation for his work to support legislative solutions to some of the largest challenges facing Wisconsin communities, including a workforce housing tax credit to encourage the development of much-needed housing across the state and a bill, which was signed into law, that promotes the redevelopment of local blighted properties.
Tusler, who was first elected to the Wisconsin Assembly in 2016, represents the 3rd Assembly District, which includes portions of Calumet and Outagamie Counties, including the Villages of Little Chute and Kimberly and the City of Brillion. He serves as the Chair of the Assembly Judiciary Committee and sits on the Environment Committee and Insurance Committee.
The Wisconsin Economic Development Association, founded in 1975, is a statewide non-profit organization dedicated to growing Wisconsin’s economy. Driven by the needs of our members, we represent the economic development interests of both the private and public sectors through professional development, best practices, and advocacy.