Ol lady Owen Robinson, proprietor of Boots and Sabers, on the prospect of the City of Milwaukee trying to lure Kohl's HQ:
Finally, once again we see the City of Milwaukee showing what it means when it talks about “regional cooperation.” It means poaching companies to move into the city instead of supporting their growth in the suburbs. Nice.
Ol lady Owen Robinson, in November 2008 calling on Washington County to make a concerted effort to attract businesses out of Milwaukee County:
The government entities in Washington County should also aggressively recruit businesses to move out of Milwaukee County. There are countless lawyers, accountants, insurance agents and other businesses that can service Milwaukee city residents without having to be subject to Milwaukee’s burdensome regulations and mandates. There’s no reason why they can’t operate out of Washington County, service the same customer base, and protect their right to run their businesses as they see fit and protect their revenues. That would bring good jobs and higher wages to Washington County.