A STRONG LEADER FOR THE
More than ever, Wisconsin citizens are looking for visionary, prudent, and resilient leadership. For over 14 years Charlie Walker has worked daily to build positive and meaningful relationships with business leaders within the Chippewa Valley. An Eau Claire resident and a proven leader with more than 25 years in executive management roles, Charlie currently serves as the President & CEO at one of the longest standing public-private partnerships for economic development in Wisconsin.
During his tenure, Chippewa County Economic Development Corporation (CCEDC) has led the attraction of more than 10 companies creating 1500 jobs and over $800 million in capital investment. Charlie oversees the domestic and international business development and market strategies while serving as CCEDC’s executive leader in community interactions. He has expertise in site location strategies, international economic development, entrepreneurship, and business retention techniques. Charlie’s commitment to job creation in Western Wisconsin is more imporatant than ever.
Charlie is involved in community non-profits and a member of several organizations including the Chippewa Valley Innovation Center (CVIC), Eau Claire Chamber of Commerce, Mid America Economic Development Council, Wisconsin Economic Development Association, as well as the International Economic Development Council.
Charlie has obtained his Master Practitioner in Economic Development Leadership from Clemson University. He earned a Master of Public Administration from Angelo State University, a Bachelor of Arts from Angelo State University, and holds Certification through the International Economic Development Council. Charlie is focused on providing strategic leadership for District 91 that will contribute to creating economic opportunity for all members of our community based on cooperation and mutal respect.
RECOGNIZED BY PEERS
Charlie has been recognized nationally, regionally, and locally for his economic development programs and actions.
- Consultant Connect, a national consortium of corporate location advisers and business recruiters, named Walker to its list of Top 50 North American Economic Developers!
- Recipient of NREDA 2017 Leadership Award for outstanding leadership in an economic development!
- Numerious recognitions from Wisconsin Economic Development Association, Mid-America Economic Development, International Economic Development Council for innovative and best practice program implementation.
NO MORE “MADISON SALT” POURED IN OUR WOUNDS!
“As Wisconsin’s unemployment rate has skyrocketed to over 12%, now is the time for citizens of Eau Claire and the Chippewa Valley to begin working together to heal and solve our problems and address the challenges of post COVID 19. Our local employers, large and small do not need more Madison Salt in the form of one size fits all solutions, higher taxes, and burdensome bureaucratic red tape to be poured into our current economic wounds.” Charlie Walker believes that “Without a strong economy, we WILL NOT have the financial resources to take care of our families and community.” Getting Eau Claire residents back to work should be job one!
On Tuesday, November 3, 2020 vote for Charlie for State Assembly