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

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

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

A popular downtown business, the Cheese Corner was bought by the Vernon Area Rehabilitation Center, an organization dedicated to serving individuals with varying abilities through programs including job training and employment opportunities.

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Mag Rodriguez and Michelle Alfaro opened their store in a Bronzeville storefront as Milwaukee’s first black and brown-owned plant store and it quickly became an important part of the community.

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Maranta Plant Shop

For Crystal Priebe, owning a candy store was a dream come true. For several years, she had been making hand-dipped chocolates and selling them at Valley Fish and Cheese, her family’s store in Prairie du Chien.

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WISCONSIN NEWS

Wisconsin is an exciting place to be. Here are the latest headlines.

Building global cooperation one game at a time

August 18, 2022|Comments Off on Building global cooperation one game at a time

Wisconsin students and their counterparts in Heilongjiang, China will compete in two online chess competitions – starting this week – to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Wisconsin’s sister state relationship with Heilongjiang. Read More

Gov. Evers, WEDC, and Company Officials Celebrate Opening of Milwaukee Tool’s Newest U.S. Manufacturing Plant

August 10, 2022|Comments Off on Gov. Evers, WEDC, and Company Officials Celebrate Opening of Milwaukee Tool’s Newest U.S. Manufacturing Plant

Milwaukee Tool’s West Bend facility is providing 150 new jobs. Roles range from engineers and operators to quality technicians, service technicians, and material handlers. 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