ST CROIX COUNTY – Governor Tony Evers has appointed Melissa Meschke, Executive Director of the St. Croix Economic Development Corporation, to the Governor’s Council on Workforce Investment.

The council is a federally mandated entity under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act that assists the governor in developing innovative and dynamic approaches to develop Wisconsin’s workforce. 

Members include business leaders, state legislators and elected officials, representatives from educational institutions, community-based organizations and labor representatives from throughout the state.

Council members work closely with the Department of Workforce Development (DWD) to build a workforce development strategy that anticipates employer needs, supports the development of highly skilled labor force, and empowers individuals to pursue and retain good paying careers.

“I am honored and excited to join the Governor’s Council on Workforce Investment. This appointment represents a critical opportunity to contribute to the development of innovative strategies that will strengthen Wisconsin’s workforce. By collaborating with stakeholders across sectors of business and industry, we can ensure our state is well-equipped to meet the evolving needs of employers.”

The council is focused on education, employer engagement, increasing workforce participation, and advocating for organization and resource alignment to continuously improve the workforce system. The overarching goal is to help Wisconsin employers find the workers they need and provide resources to enable workers access to training for in-demand careers to move Wisconsin forward in positive ways.

About St. Croix EDC

St. Croix EDC was established in 1994 as a public-private business league that operates as the independent economic development arm of St. Croix County, Wisconsin. Reflective activities include marketing and communication, business retention, business expansion, business recruitment, new business incorporations, workforce development, and advocacy on behalf of business and industry. Initiatives taken by St. Croix EDC help improve the business climate of St. Croix County, allowing businesses, large and small, to grow and prosper.