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Attracting Business2018-09-04T12:37:07+00:00

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.

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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 SUCCESS STORIES

​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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Foxconn's historic investment in Racine County is Wisconsin’s largest economic development project ever and the largest corporate attraction project in U.S. history as measured by jobs.

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​In moving its global headquarters from Pennsylvania to Milwaukee, Gardner Denver became one of the 15 largest privately held companies in the state.

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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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“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.