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.
Thiensville awarded $250,000 state grant to rebuild restaurant
The matching grants are awarded based on the ability of applicants to demonstrate the economic impact of the proposed project, including public and private partnership development, financial need, and use of sustainable downtown development practices. Read More
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Testimony of Errin Welty Senior Downtown Development Director, Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation Assembly Committee on Rural Development
Errin Welty, Senior Downtown Development Director, talks about WEDC’s downtown development programs and their role in rural economic development. Read More
Rideshare program off to speedy start
The program is funded by a Workforce Innovation Grant of up to $3.2 million administered by WEDC and the Department of Workforce Development (DWD). Read More
Apply for a Governor’s Export Achievement Award
The awards are open to companies of all sizes and to organizations that have contributed to the state’s ability to compete in the global economy. 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.”