2013 - 2014 LEGISLATURE
February 20, 2013 - Introduced by Representatives Krug, Jorgensen, Stone,
Wright, Berceau, Bernier, Bies, Czaja, Hebl, Honadel, Kahl, Kolste, T.
Larson, Mason, Ohnstad, J. Ott, Pasch, Pope, Richards, Ringhand, Ripp,
Spiros, Swearingen and Smith, cosponsored by Senators Lassa,
Hansen, Miller and Shilling. Referred to Committee on Small Business
1An Act relating to: requiring the Wisconsin Economic Development
2Corporation to organize trade and marketing forums for Tier I, Tier II, and Tier
3III manufacturers and making an appropriation.
Analysis by the Legislative Reference Bureau
This bill requires the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation to allocate
$100,000 in the 2012-13 fiscal year to conduct trade and marketing forums in this
state for the purpose of promoting and developing business relationships among Tier
I, Tier II, and Tier III manufacturers.
For further information see the state fiscal estimate, which will be printed as
an appendix to this bill.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do
enact as follows:
(1) In this Section
(a) "Tier I manufacturer" means a business that produces or distributes a 7
product that is for sale or sold to a consumer.
(b) "Tier II manufacturer" means a business operating in this state that 2
manufactures a product that is used as a part in a product produced or distributed 3
by a Tier I manufacturer.
(c) "Tier III manufacturer" means a business operating in this state that 5
manufactures a product that is used as a part in a product produced by a Tier II 6
(2) Of the moneys appropriated to the Wisconsin Economic Development 8
Corporation under section 20.192 (1) (r) of the statutes for the 2012-13 fiscal year, 9
the corporation shall allocate $100,000 to conduct trade and marketing forums in 10
this state to bring together representatives of Tier I, Tier II, and Tier III 11
manufacturers operating in this state to promote and develop business relationships 12
among those manufacturers. The corporation may work together with nonprofit 13
manufacturing associations and manufacturing assistance networks to accomplish 14
the objectives of this subsection.
The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation shall deposit any 16
proceeds it collects in connection with trade and marketing forums under subsection 17
(2) in an account established by the corporation that is dedicated to a manufacturer 18
marketing assistance program to conduct marketing activities on behalf of, and to 19
promote the manufacturing services of and products created by, Tier II and Tier III 20
manufacturers. This subsection is void if 2013 Assembly Bill .... (LRB -0859/2) is not 21