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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

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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FY19

WEDC SUCCESS STORIES

Reams of data support the fact that women entrepreneurs are not as likely to get funded as their male counterparts. Madison’s Doyenne Group aims to flip this script and provide resources to female entrepreneurs and innovators to help set them up for success.

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COnovate

Reams of data support the fact that women entrepreneurs are not as likely to get funded as their male counterparts. Madison’s Doyenne Group aims to flip this script and provide resources to female entrepreneurs and innovators to help set them up for success.

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SHINE Technologies manufactures a key isotope used in stress tests, bone scans and several other medical procedures to help assess a potential fracture or other serious conditions such as heart disease or cancer. Manufacturing in Wisconsin means that there will be a ready supply of the isotope for markets across North America, overcoming today’s supply chain issues and challenges that come with overseas production.

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SHINE Technologies

Rising Queens is a nonprofit grassroots organization with a mission to provide equitable resources to the low-income community by eliminating barriers to help create self-sustaining lives.

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Rising Queens
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Learn about Republican Convention business opportunities at MARKETPLACE Wisconsin

November 18, 2022|Comments Off on Learn about Republican Convention business opportunities at MARKETPLACE Wisconsin

Diverse businesses will have the chance to learn about opportunities related to the selection of the City of Milwaukee as the host of the 2024 Republican National Convention in an exclusive presentation at this year’s MARKETPLACE Wisconsin. Read More

Diverse Businesses Encouraged to Attend MARKETPLACE Wisconsin

November 7, 2022|Comments Off on Diverse Businesses Encouraged to Attend MARKETPLACE Wisconsin

During this two-day event, participants connect with government and corporate buyers as well as other small businesses and service providers through networking sessions, virtual workshops, panel discussions, buyer meetings and more. Read More

Three businesses named winners of Wisconsin’s Main Street Makeover Contest

November 4, 2022|Comments Off on Three businesses named winners of Wisconsin’s Main Street Makeover Contest

Now in its seventh year, the Main Street Makeover Contest is an initiative of the Wisconsin Main Street Program, a comprehensive revitalization program overseen by WEDC and designed to promote the historic and economic redevelopment of traditional business districts in Wisconsin. 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