ICYMI: Report finds Wisconsin among worst-performing states for entrepreneurship under Scott Walker

Apr 09, 2014

A new report from the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation shows Wisconsin continues to rank among the worst-performing states for entrepreneurship.

The key finding of the latest report is that Wisconsin was a tougher place for entrepreneurs and new business last year than it was the year before. We continue to struggle in terms of new business starts, and it’s only getting worse under Scott Walker.

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel confirms, writing on Wisconsin’s entrepreneurial downturn as evidenced in the report by the nation’s third largest decrease in entrepreneurial activity, “The state saw an 0.08 percentage point decline in entrepreneurial activity in the three years through 2013 vs. the three years through 2003 — one of the worst declines in the country, it said.”

Read the entire Milwaukee Journal Sentinel article here.

Read the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation report here.