The real story on jobs: Mary Burke helped build Trek Bicycle, which started in a barn in Waterloo, into a great company with nearly 1,000 Wisconsin jobs. Under Scott Walker, Wisconsin is 37th in the nation in job creation 1 . 45th in projected job growth 2. 48th in new business start ups 3. And 84,000 fewer jobs than when Mary Burke was Commerce Secretary 4.
1.) 37th in the nation in jobs created (US Bureau of Labor Statistics 12/18/13)
2.) 45th in projected job growth (Forbes State Economic Profiles)
3.) 48th in new business starts (Kauffman Index of Entrepreneurial Activity, 2013)
4.) According to the latest data, Wisconsin had 84,000 more jobs while Mary Burke was Commerce Secretary (QCEW Annual Average 2007 vs. 2012).