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Paul Ryan tours local businesses, touts job creation

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June 06, 2017 | Ian Martorana (202-225-3031) | comments

Over the last week, Paul toured a number of businesses in Wisconsin’s First District. These business owners are entrepreneurs, and their hard-working employees are vital to their success.

On Saturday, Paul attended the official ribbon-cutting ceremony for Dollar General’s new warehouse opening. 

Photo Credit: Martika Photography

Some highlights:

The Janesville Gazette: “This is fantastic. This is the work of our plan here in Rock County and the Janesville-Beloit area to bring jobs—good, family-sustaining jobs—right here,” Ryan said.

WISC: The facility employs more than 500 people and the discount retail company has plans to continue to grow up to 700 workers. . . . Dollar General invested around $100 million into building the distribution center. Janesville economic development director Gale Price said it was largest single economic development project in the city’s history.

WIFR: Nearly 1,000 visitors toured the facility where employees had the chance to show their families around. Representatives from the company as well as House Speaker Paul Ryan spoke about the facility and its impact.

And earlier this week, Paul visited Case IH, agricultural equipment manufacturers, which was celebrating its 175th anniversary. 

There, Paul said: “I’ve got to tell you, from watching this factory and the surrounding jobs that are right here in Racine, 4500 really good, family-supporting jobs . . . then to see the great legacy that comes from that, just makes those of us who serve this community, beam with pride.”

Afterward, Paul toured Gordon Foods Distribution Center and participated in a question and answer session with Gordon Foods employees.

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