Gov. Scott Walker plans to use his State of the State speech on Wednesday to make a plea to small businesses to add one job each this year.
Walker's spokesman Cullen Werwie on Tuesday said the governor will make the request for those companies that are poised to grow.
Walker promised in the 2010 campaign that if elected he would change the state's business climate so 250,000 jobs would be created in the private sector over four years. After his first year in office, just 13,500 jobs have been added. There have been job losses each of the past six months.
Werwie said the governor will use the speech to talk about progress that has been made and how Walker believes the foundation has been laid for a better future.
Werwie said the governor plans to talk about problems his administration inherited and what he did to address them.
Walker is delivering the speech in the face of an unprecedented effort to recall him from office.
Werwie said the governor will talk about how the governor has worked to create more jobs in the state and deal with a $3.6 billion budget shortfall.