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

Sub-Zero Group, Inc., has been manufacturing best-in-class kitchen appliances in Wisconsin since its founding in 1945. Now a third-generation family-owned business with three brands—Sub-Zero, Wolf, and Cove—the company continues to grow its product lines and invest in its future.

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With support from WEDC, Gulfstream officially expanded its maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) operations at Wisconsin’s Appleton International Airport

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Milwaukee's The Wagner Companies has saved $350,000 annually on reduced energy usage and waste disposal fees since it participated in the first round of the Profitable Sustainability Initiative.

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PreventionGenetics saw opportunity in the emerging markets of South America. With that in mind, company leaders began seeking assistance from WEDC to develop an export strategy.

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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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WISCONSIN NEWS

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

Gov. Evers Announces $45 Million in Targeted Assistance for Restaurants Impacted by the COVID-19 Pandemic

December 3, 2020|Comments Off on Gov. Evers Announces $45 Million in Targeted Assistance for Restaurants Impacted by the COVID-19 Pandemic

Gov. Tony Evers announced today with the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) that restaurants and other targeted small businesses affected by the COVID-19 pandemic will receive $45 million in assistance, bringing the total assistance distributed to Wisconsin businesses this year to more than $220 million. Read More

Communities, businesses, citizens say ‘We’re All In’ for shopping local

November 20, 2020|Comments Off on Communities, businesses, citizens say ‘We’re All In’ for shopping local

As the holiday shopping season picks up, citizens, businesses, and state and local leaders are declaring “We’re All In” for shopping local to keep Wisconsin businesses and communities strong. Beginning Nov. 23, Secretary Hughes will host a series of short videos on social media highlighting local businesses around the state as she shops for unique holiday gifts. Many of these businesses offer online sales, curbside pickup, delivery or other ways that make it easy and safe for shoppers to buy from them. 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