Madison - The Wisconsin Bankers Association (WBA) applauds Governor Scott Walker’s decision to allocate $4.5 million to Milwaukee for the purpose of training workers, helping businesses and moving neighborhoods forward by addressing foreclosed homes.

“Gov. Walker is creating opportunities for businesses and families in Milwaukee’s neighborhoods which is something we can all support and should be recognized,” said Michael Semmann, WBA Executive Vice President and Chief Operations Officer. “Wisconsin’s banks have this in common with the Governor as our industry strives to meet the same goal for families across the state.”

The banking industry has worked with Governor Walker as well as Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett on improving economic conditions in Milwaukee and throughout the state. The WBA looks forward to continuing to work with both toward the critical goal of creating opportunities for businesses and families.