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

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WEDC NEWS

WEDC board chair Lisa Mauer names members of new Entrepreneurship and Innovation Committee

September 11, 2019|Comments Off on WEDC board chair Lisa Mauer names members of new Entrepreneurship and Innovation Committee

Lisa Mauer, the chair of the board of directors of the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC), today named 15 members to the new Entrepreneurship and Innovation Committee, which will meet later this month. Read More

Huffcutt Concrete LLC expands operations in Lake Hallie

September 10, 2019|Comments Off on Huffcutt Concrete LLC expands operations in Lake Hallie

Officials from the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC), local leaders and company officials today celebrated a ribbon cutting as Huffcutt Concrete LLC officially opened its new facility in Lake Hallie, a $20 million project that expects to add 150 new jobs over the next five years. Read More

WEDC SUCCESS STORIES

With sales reaching double-digit growth, and recognizing the value the potatoes were bringing shoppers, The Little Potato Company saw an opportunity in the U.S. market and decided to seize it in Wisconsin.

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​Having outgrown its existing facility in northern Illinois, Vonco Products has relocated to a new facility in Kenosha County to better meet its needs and expected double-digit growth.

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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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​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.