The Wisconsin Technology Council has delivered a letter to the state’s 132 legislators urging them to authorize full funding for UW-Madison’s College of Engineering building project.
The letter lists multiple reasons for the urgent need to move the project forward, including workforce development, research and development, and economic attraction and retention.
The $347 million project, included in Gov. Tony Evers 2023-25 capital budget proposal, failed to gain approval legislative approval during budget deliberations but could be approved through separate legislation. The letter emphasizes that $150 million in private funding could be in jeopardy if the project is delayed further.
The Tech Council, created to advise state government on matters related to science and technology development, includes more than 50 statewide members with expertise in Wisconsin industry, entrepreneurism, research, investing and related disciplines.
Read the letter here or below.