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Attracting Business 2018-04-25T13:50:20+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 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 NEWS

Foxconn to expand Wisconn Valley Innovation Network with new Foxconn Place Chippewa Valley in downtown Eau Claire

July 16, 2018|0 Comments

Foxconn Technology Group has announced the company is purchasing two properties in downtown Eau Claire for its Foxconn Place Chippewa Valley, a technology hub that will serve west-central Wisconsin, and that will also house its Wisconn Valley Innovation Center. Read More

$32 million Milwaukee Tool expansion project receives support from WEDC

July 13, 2018|0 Comments

WEDC is providing Milwaukee Tool Co. with $8 million in state tax credits to support the company’s plans to build a $32 million R&D facility in Brookfield – a project expected to create 350 new jobs. Read More

City of Madison receives $500,000 state grant to support redevelopment of former Oscar Mayer plant

July 11, 2018|0 Comments

Laying the groundwork for the redevelopment of the former Oscar Mayer plant, Lt. Governor Rebecca Kleefisch announced the City of Madison is receiving a $500,000 state grant to help finance infrastructure work on the site. 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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​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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​Cultural and economic ties between Germany and Wisconsin, the presence of German companies, and assistance from WEDC and partners made Wisconsin a top choice for ULT AG's North America location.

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​To find a site for a new distribution center, Dollar General Corp. called on the Certified In Wisconsin Program, which provides a consistent set of standards for industrial site certification.

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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.