MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Gov. Jim Doyle says Mercury Marine could add more than 600 jobsin Fond du Lac should it decide to stay and take advantage of statetax incentives.
He said Wednesday that how fast those jobs would be addeddepends on the economy and how quickly people start buying outboardmotors again.
Doyle wouldn't say on a telephone conference call whether hethought the wage and benefit concessions Mercury Marine was askingits roughly 850 unionized manufacturing workers to approve was fairor not.
The governor says it's up to the workers to vote, but he'spleased they are getting another chance to decide.
Doyle says his strong wish is for the company to stay andexpand in Wisconsin.
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