DEDICATED TO WISCONSIN’S ECONOMIC GROWTH
The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) is committed to creating and maintaining a business climate that allows you to maximize your potential. Working with more than 600 statewide partners, including regional economic development organizations, academic institutions, and industry groups, we’re enhancing our communities, supporting business development, advancing industry innovation, tapping global markets, and developing a talented workforce to help Wisconsin realize its full economic potential.
WISCONSIN OFFERS THE SUPPORT YOU NEED TO COMPETE IN AN INCREASINGLY COMPETITIVE GLOBAL ENVIRONMENT
STRATEGIC ECONOMIC COMPETITIVENESS
Encouraging innovation and fostering an environment of success for industry and its supporting workforce.
Leveraging strategic partnerships throughout the state to help Wisconsin companies start up, grow and reach new markets.
COMMUNITY AND ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY
Helping to improve quality of life through support for minority business growth and community development and revitalization efforts.
BRAND DEVELOPMENT AND STRATEGY
Raising awareness of Wisconsin’s many assets through powerful stories and achievements.
OPERATIONAL AND FISCAL EXCELLENCE
Building confidence by setting strategic goals and maintaining a commitment to performance and accountability.
WEDC SUCCESS STORIES
REGIONAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT DIRECTORS
THERE’S SO MUCH TO LOOK FORWARD TO, HERE.
Testimony of Sam Rikkers, Deputy Secretary and Chief Operating Officer, Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation; Assembly Committee on Rural Development
WEDC Deputy Secretary and COO Sam Rikkers talks about WEDC’s Office of Rural Prosperity and the important work it is doing to help Wisconsin’s rural communities thrive. Read More
Wisconsin is an exciting place to be. Here are the latest headlines.
Testimony of Missy Hughes, Secretary and CEO, Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation; Senate Committee on Economic Development and Technical Colleges
Testimony of WEDC Secretary and CEO Missy Hughes to the Senate Committee on Economic Development and Technical Colleges on March 2, 2023. Read More
WEDC awards more than $1.1 million to entrepreneurship groups
Applications now open for a third round of grants MADISON, WI. FEB. 27, 2023 –
Gov. Evers, Sen. Baldwin Announce Wisconsin to Receive Nearly $80 Million to Support Small Businesses
Gov. Tony Evers and U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wisconsin) today announced Wisconsin will receive nearly $80 million to support entrepreneurs and small businesses throughout the state. Read More
“The QNBV Program played a direct role in keeping these investment dollars in Wisconsin and working to grow Wisconsin jobs.”
“The QNBV program has definitely helped Esker to attract qualified angel investors. These tax credits are looked on favorably by investors, which has resulted in a level of funding that enabled the company to hire full-time employees and purchase much-needed equipment and development tools.”