Statement on Fiserv Portion of Governor Walker’s Special Session from Rose Oswald Poels, president/CEO of the Wisconsin Bankers Association 

“WBA applauds Governor Walker’s inclusion of Fiserv in the Special Session of the Legislature focused on Economic Development. Fiserv is currently evaluating its corporate offices in Brookfield and is considering relocating its headquarters to another state.

It is important that Fiserv stay headquartered in the Badger State. We believe Wisconsin should invest in keeping high-quality, high-performing companies here. Fiserv is a Fortune 500 company and deserves investment from the state of Wisconsin.

Southeast Wisconsin has a cluster of financial services activities in three key market segments: banking and finance, investments, and insurance. Fiserv is a component of that and helps diversify the economic base and provides Southeast Wisconsin with a sustainable base of professional expertise and skills. The financial services landscape is dynamic and Wisconsin must maintain high-quality employers to support the banking, investment and insurance industries.

Having Fiserv stay in the state helps raise the level of service to businesses and adds a community-based technical expertise that Wisconsin needs in order to remain competitive.

WBA would like to thank Governor Walker and other lawmakers for recognizing the role Fiserv plays in Wisconsin’s economy and choosing to make the company part of the discussions regarding economic development in the Badger State.”