Train manufacturer Talgo, which has its U.S. headquarters in Seattle, has invested millions in a new manufacturing facility in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. While we hope Wisconsin wakes up to the permanent job opportunities from train manufacturing, we recommend you pursue the relocation of the Talgo facility to Washington State — perhaps along the economically distressed area of southwest Washington. Our State has a long and successful history with Talgo — reaching back to the mid-1990s. The move would complement Amtrak's new maintenance facility in south Seattle.From a letter to governor Christine Grigoire of the State of Washington, delivered by the Cascadia Prospectus, a conservative outfit subsidiary to Seattle's Discovery Institute, the notorious national clearing house for "intelligent design" creationism.
Wisconsin's governor-elect Scott Walker has urged the federal government to reduce Talgo's Milwaukee sales backlog by half.
"Open for business," he calls this strategy.