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Wisconsin governor touts Mercury deal in address

In his 2010 State of the State address, Wisconsin Gov. Jim Doyle touted the story of Mercury Marine as a "great example" of creating jobs and investing in Wisconsin businesses.

"Mercury management made a commitment to Wisconsin. Union workers approved painful concessions. Community leaders put together a local incentive package," Doyle said in his remarks. "I called for - and you quickly passed - new tax credits for companies like Mercury that retain jobs, allowing the state to offer a strong incentive package."

Mercury CEO Mark Schwabero, Machinists General vice president Rich Michalski, local union president Mark Zillges, and Fond du Lac County executive Allen Buechel were on hand at the speech.

"I also want to acknowledge the efforts of Sen. Randy Hopper. While some - for political reasons - seemed to want Mercury Marine to leave, Sen. Hopper put partisanship aside and quietly did everything he could to keep Mercury in Wisconsin," Doyle said. "As companies like Mercury Marine will tell you, Wisconsin is definitely open for business."

Click here for the full text of Gov. Doyle's State of the State Address.

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