Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce held the 16th annual Business Day in Madison on March 1 at the Monona Terrace. Nearly 1,000 attendees heard from speakers from around the nation on business and political affairs topics.
This year’s keynote speaker was Hugh Hewitt, nationally syndicated talk show host and commentator. Hewitt praised Wisconsin’s successful business climate and responded to President Donald Trump’s address to Congress.
Other featured speakers this year included Robbie Bach, former Chief Xbox Officer for Microsoft, who spoke about technology and innovation in Wisconsin. Jonah Goldberg, National Review Senior Editor and FOX News Contributor gave a talk about the national political climate. Kim Strassel, columnist and member of Wall Street Journal editorial board, talked about how reducing regulations will drive economic development in the state. Jay Timmons, National Association of Manufacturers President/CEO, also called for national deregulation and praised Wisconsin’s hospitable business climate.
Gov. Scott Walker was the concluding speaker and focused his talk on Wisconsin’s economy and workforce. Walker outlined his budget priorities and emphasized the positive economic impact of his budget’s over $590 million in tax relief.
Gov. Walker and Jay Timmons’s comments can be seen below.