Head of Wis. economic development quits

Jadin leaving Nov. 1
Head of Wis. economic development quits

The head of the quasi-public economic development agency Gov. Scott Walker created last year has resigned.

Paul Jadin’s decision to quit the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation announced Thursday comes after questions were raised earlier this year about how Jadin and the agency handled an offer of tax breaks to a company also bidding on a multimillion dollar state contract.

Jadin is leaving Nov. 1 to become president of Thrive, an economic development partnership for an eight-county region in south-central Wisconsin.

Jadin, the former mayor of Green Bay, was appointed in January 2011 by Walker to serve as the head of the new agency which replaced the Department of Commerce.

Jadin says in a statement he’s proud of the work done by the agency during the short time he was there.