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Growing Business 2018-01-18T18:08:29+00:00

BUILDING A BETTER BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT

Growing businesses can find resources, support and opportunities in Wisconsin. WEDC offers programs and incentives that celebrate business growth and continually take bold action to provide supportive business climate that encourages growth and expansion in our state.

Here companies will find a powerful economic development engine, powered by a network of local and regional business development organizations. These organizations connect businesses to growth-oriented solutions in the form of capital investment, community development, and tools and resources from across the state, helping them maximize their potential and make an even bigger economic impact.

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WEDC SUCCESS STORIES

​Catalent Pharma Solutions is undergoing a $34 million expansion of its Madison facility, and ultimately plans to double the size of the company’s workforce in the city.

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​While numerous programs in Wisconsin provide support and assistance to startups, Scale Up Milwaukee, a Greater Milwaukee Committee initiative, focuses on helping business in all stages prepare for rapid growth.

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Milwaukee's The Wagner Companies has saved $350,000 annually on reduced energy usage and waste disposal fees since it participated in the first round of the Profitable Sustainability Initiative.

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​Direct Supply, a leading supplier of equipment and service solutions to senior-living communities, has expanded its Milwaukee headquarters and is expected create more than 800 jobs over seven years.

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WEDC NEWS

WEDC now accepting applications for Certified In Wisconsin Program

January 17th, 2018|0 Comments

WEDC is now accepting applications for its Certified In Wisconsin® Program, which designates industrial parcels of 20 acres or more as being “development ready.” Read More

A layperson’s guide to historic commercial building styles in Wisconsin

January 11th, 2018|0 Comments

Written by Joe Lawniczak, Wisconsin Main Street | Edited by Jim Draeger, Wisconsin Historical Society If you’re like most

Agency leaders outline details for proposed $6.8 million talent attraction campaign

January 10th, 2018|0 Comments

Leaders of four state agencies today outlined the details of a proposed $6.8 million national talent campaign that would focus on attracting transitioning veterans to Wisconsin and providing a new mobile job center to provide workforce support services within and outside of the state. Read More

“The WEDC grant is critical for DealerFire to sustain the momentum we have created as a national leader in the automotive web and digital marketing space. The ability to expand our physical footprint will ensure that we can continue to grow our local workforce, while retaining our core technological focus that has gotten us here.”

ERIC HOOPMAN • COMPANY FOUNDER AND PRESIDENT, DEALERFIRE

“Duluth Trading Company is excited to bring some of our staff to Mount Horeb in a new Innovation Center. We believe that the combination of a new office space and proximity to our first destination store will be a great benefit to our employees, the town of Mount Horeb, and ultimately our customers.  We look forward to the move in the fall.”

STEPHANIE PUGLIESE • PRESIDENT AND COO, DULUTH TRADING COMPANY