THE RIGHT CLIMATE FOR BUSINESS TO GROW

Attracting new business and investment to the state is a top strategic priority for WEDC, and our attraction team engages with prospective businesses worldwide to make the case for how Wisconsin can meet their unique needs.

WEDC’s attraction strategy includes engaging with and cultivating relationships with corporate location decision-makers and C-suite business executives to increase their awareness of all Wisconsin has to offer. Our attraction team also proactively recruits targeted companies by identifying and researching their growth potential, delivering solid data supporting a Wisconsin location and developing a competitive incentive package.

WEDC also makes business and foreign direct investment attraction a priority in our worldwide trade ventures and international trade shows, promoting Wisconsin’s strengths, including location, infrastructure, tax climate, industry clusters, skilled workforce, institutions of higher education, cost of living and quality of life to global business leaders in key international markets.

Little Potato Company Success Story

LITTLE POTATO COMPANY

DeForest, Wisconsin

WEDC helps The Little Potato Company establish a U.S. office In Wisconsin®

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LOCATE IN WISCONSIN

Our comprehensive online site location tool allows brokers, realtors, municipalities and economic development professionals to list available properties throughout the state.

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CERTIFIED IN WISCONSIN

Through this program, partners can list available industrial sites that have met our consistent standards for certification.

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WEDC NEWS

Sub-Zero Group Inc. expands operations in Fitchburg

July 2, 2019|Comments Off on Sub-Zero Group Inc. expands operations in Fitchburg

Sub-Zero Group Inc., the industry leader in premium refrigeration, cooking and dishwashing appliances, is expanding its operations in Fitchburg with a new 350,000-square-foot research and development facility–a $70 million project expected to create 100 jobs over the next three years. Read More

WEDC SUCCESS STORIES

HARIBO has selected Kenosha County as the site of its first manufacturing facility in North America and attracting the company to Wisconsin aligns with WEDC’s proactive foreign direct investment strategy.

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When Diversified Manufacturing Corporation, a premier contract manufacturer of over-the-counter skin care and personal grooming products, realized it needed to consolidate its Minnesota operations into a single location, the company looked to Wisconsin.

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​In relocating its flexographic packaging operation and related warehousing services from northern Illinois, Colbert Packaging Corp. selected a Kenosha site for its proximity to the Interstate and major transportation hubs.

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​When Gourmet Foods International was looking for its first Midwest location, it selected Wisconsin so the company could reach the Milwaukee, Chicago and Minneapolis markets with ease.

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“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.”

NEAL K. LONG • CEO, CONSORTIEX

“The state of Wisconsin, through WEDC and the local economic development network, is ready to do business.”

MIKE MULLIS • SITE CONSULTANT, J.M. MULLIS INC

“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.”

WES SABER • EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT AND CFO, HARIBO OF AMERICA INC.