June 23, 2014
Governor Walker announces support of the Confluence Project at Eau Claire Chamber of Commerce Business Luncheon
“With this project you’ve got a great partnership with the private sector, the public sector coming together. So I’m here today to tell you that I support going forward with this project,” said Gov. Scott Walker.
Governor Walker went beyond expressing support to stating that should the Regents not approve a $25-million pledge toward the community arts center there are other state options available to make sure the project moves forward.
“It would help UW-Eau Claire, it would create a civic destination, it would help the downtown area, it would help the arts and it would be good for development,” Walker explained. “We think the state can play a role in leveraging the other resources from the local and private sector.”