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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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Idea to Prototype expands statewide

UW-Stout’s Center for Innovation and Development's Idea to Prototype Program was able to expand from the Stout area to statewide reach this year with the help of the $50,000 it received from the WEDC. Read More

WISCONSIN NEWS

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

Foxconn to expand Wisconn Valley Innovation Network with new Foxconn Place Chippewa Valley in downtown Eau Claire

July 16, 2018|0 Comments

Foxconn Technology Group has announced the company is purchasing two properties in downtown Eau Claire for its Foxconn Place Chippewa Valley, a technology hub that will serve west-central Wisconsin, and that will also house its Wisconn Valley Innovation Center. Read More

$32 million Milwaukee Tool expansion project receives support from WEDC

July 13, 2018|0 Comments

WEDC is providing Milwaukee Tool Co. with $8 million in state tax credits to support the company’s plans to build a $32 million R&D facility in Brookfield – a project expected to create 350 new jobs. Read More

City of Madison receives $500,000 state grant to support redevelopment of former Oscar Mayer plant

July 11, 2018|0 Comments

Laying the groundwork for the redevelopment of the former Oscar Mayer plant, Lt. Governor Rebecca Kleefisch announced the City of Madison is receiving a $500,000 state grant to help finance infrastructure work on the site. 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