Wednesday, March 19, 2008
Lt. Governor Lawton to Visit Public Enemies Set and Local Businesses in Columbus
Lt. Governor to Meet with Mayor, Business Leaders to Assess Local Economic Impact of the Film
Lieutenant Governor Barbara Lawton will greet the cast and crew of Public Enemies on location in Columbus on Thursday, March 20, 2008.
Lt. Governor Lawton will then visit local businesses that have benefited from the production’s time in Columbus and finally hold a media availability at 11:00 a.m. at the Columbus Visitor Center, which was converted into a bank to be “robbed” earlier this week.
In 2005 and 2006, Lt. Governor Lawton led development of the film industry tax incentives that resulted in NBC Universal’s decision to bring Public Enemies and $20 million to Wisconsin.
Lt. Governor Lawton will be joined during the visit by Columbus Mayor Nancy Osterhaus and local business leaders.
WHERE: Columbus Visitor Center
116 West James Street
WHEN: 11:00 a.m.
Thursday, March 20, 2008