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.
LOCATE IN WISCONSIN™
Our comprehensive online site location tool allows brokers, realtors, municipalities and economic development professionals to list available properties throughout the state.
CERTIFIED IN WISCONSIN™
Through this program, partners can list available industrial sites that have met our consistent standards for certification.
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.”