HELPING BUSINESSES START, GROW AND REACH NEW MARKETS
Wisconsin’s business climate thrives because of our continued investment in creating an environment that fuels your aspirations and success. Helping growth-oriented companies to expand their facilities, hire and train more employees and add new equipment is how WEDC works to benefit the state’s economy.
Forging statewide partnerships among diverse organizations is critical to delivering targeted assistance to help businesses succeed. WEDC works with more than 600 partners including universities and technical schools; workforce organizations; industry trade groups; and local, county and regional economic development organizations to ensure resources are made available to companies and communities to maximize their potential.
Source: WEDC FY17 Annual Report on Economic Development
A 21-acre parcel of land in Eagle River has been designated by the WEDC as a Certified In Wisconsin® development-ready site, a move aimed at attracting corporate development projects to the city. Read More
The City of Evansville is receiving a $250,000 state grant to help finance construction of a new downtown building that will replace a tavern destroyed by fire in 2016. Read More
Four state agencies poised to launch new marketing initiative as legislation authorizing $6.8 million for effort is signed into law
WEDC and three other state agencies are moving forward with plans for a $6.8 million marketing campaign aimed at attracting talent to Wisconsin after Governor Scott Walker today signed legislation authorizing funding for the initiative. Read More
“WEDC is a valuable economic development engine. At ConsortiEX, we found WEDC resources, programs and assistance key to expanding our healthcare IT services that support hospital pharmacy quality management.”
“The state of Wisconsin, through WEDC and the local economic development network, is ready to do business.”
“As we are embarking on building one of the largest facilities in the confectionary industry, this location provides ideal conditions to further grow HARIBO’s successful business in the USA.”
“The WEDC grant is critical for DealerFire to sustain the momentum we have created as a national leader in the automotive web and digital marketing space. The ability to expand our physical footprint will ensure that we can continue to grow our local workforce, while retaining our core technological focus that has gotten us here.”
“Duluth Trading Company is excited to bring some of our staff to Mount Horeb in a new Innovation Center. We believe that the combination of a new office space and proximity to our first destination store will be a great benefit to our employees, the town of Mount Horeb, and ultimately our customers. We look forward to the move in the fall.”