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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.

IN WISCONSIN, YOU WILL FIND THE SUPPORT YOU NEED TO COMPETE IN AN INCREASINGLY COMPETITIVE GLOBAL ENVIRONMENT

ECONOMIC DRIVERS

STRATEGIC ECONOMIC COMPETITIVENESS

Encouraging innovation and fostering an environment of success for industry and its supporting workforce.

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

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.

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WEDC SUCCESS STORIES

Offering the widest array of low-profile stainless steel and aluminum conveyor platforms, Dorner has the right conveyor for almost any application. Dorner designs and manufactures conveyor systems for a wide range of applications, including food handling and processing, packaging, pharmaceuticals, medical and general manufacturing.

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Due to attending ExporTech™ in 2015, Gaskets Inc. gained access to the resources needed to hone its export strategy, and has since seen great success in diversifying its international customer portfolio

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The Fab Labs Program helps create a workforce that can meet the current and future needs of Wisconsin manufacturers as students learn skills to use in future employment.

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​Milwaukee and Wisconsin have been cited as being best-in-class for their water technology development, and the state’s leadership in this area is widely recognized for its success.

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MADE IN WISCONSIN

When we say a product is made in Wisconsin, it means more than where it was produced—it speaks to the attributes of the product itself. It’s a reflection of the high quality of our natural resources and the honesty, hard work and innovative minds of our people.

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Three companies win 2018 Governor’s Export Achievement Awards

Carnivore Meat Co. of Green Bay, Gehl Foods of Germantown and Optimum Vehicle Logistics of Milwaukee have received the 2018 Governor’s Export Achievement Award in recognition of their success in global business development. Read More

WISCONSIN NEWS

What’s happening in Wisconsin? A lot. Check out the latest.

City of Beaver Dam receives $126,100 state grant to support downtown project

May 22, 2018|0 Comments

The City of Beaver Dam is receiving a $126,100 state grant to help finance the redevelopment of a vacant building into a new downtown microbrewery. Read More

City of Beloit receives $250,000 state grant to support downtown project

May 16, 2018|0 Comments

The City of Beloit is receiving a $250,000 state grant to help finance the redevelopment of a vacant office building into a luxury boutique hotel. Read More

WEDC staff members receive national economic development certification

May 15, 2018|0 Comments

Three WEDC staff members have been certified as economic development finance professionals by the National Development Council (NDC), a national nonprofit organization that works to increase investment capital flows to underserved communities. Read More

“The QNBV Program played a direct role in keeping these investment dollars in Wisconsin and working to grow Wisconsin jobs.”

ANDREW NUNEMAKER • CEO, DYNAMIS

“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.”

BRAD RAKE • PRESIDENT AND CEO, ESKER TECHNOLOGIES LLC