And assessing Walker’s “open for business” program thus far
Governor Walker recently implied Wisconsin’s economic performance exceeded that of Minnesota. Louis Johnston provides some statistics to evaluate this belief. From the Minnesota Public Radio report [link fixed 1:20pm - mdc]:
…who might want to take advantage of Walker’s “open for business” offer?
These data imply that companies that want to avail themselves of a deeper pool of unemployed workers whom they can pay lower wages would do well in Wisconsin. Perhaps setting up a subsidiary in Wisconsin (to take advantage of lower labor costs) and keeping the high-skill, high-income headquarters in Minnesota is the way to go for those businesses.
See also this post.