In the Samuel Beckett play “Waiting for Godot,” two characters named Vladimir and Estragon wait in vain on a roadside for someone named Godot to arrive. They pass the time by eating, sleeping, talking, arguing, singing and more to “to hold the terrible silence at bay.”

A similar plot line seems to be playing out in Wisconsin when it comes to growth capital creation.

While the Wisconsin Legislature slowly immerses itself – again – in the paralyzing Godot of recall politics, other states aren’t content to sit and wait. Almost daily, it seems, one state or another is announcing a program or fund aimed at fostering economic growth. Read full Journal Sentinel column here.