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Minority Business Development 2018-04-25T13:57:07+00:00

STRENGTHENING MINORITY BUSINESS GROWTH

WEDC works collaboratively with other agencies, corporations and nonprofit minority business associations to provide financial and operational assistance, resources and statewide networking opportunities to minority entrepreneurs and business owners.

Hundreds of businesses each year are served by WEDC, including the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Wisconsin, the African-American Chamber of Commerce of Wisconsin, the Hmong Chamber of Commerce and First-American Capital Corporation, the business financing arm of the American Indian Chamber of Commerce of Wisconsin. By working with minority business associations and their partners, WEDC helps support the attraction, development and growth of diverse companies in Wisconsin.

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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

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

​MARKETPLACE, the state’s premier gathering for minority, woman and veteran business owners, brings together current and aspiring business owners with service providers and buyers and is growing each year.

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​Recognizing that minority-owned businesses face unique challenges, WEDC works with minority entrepreneurs and business owners to provide financial assistance, programs, resources and networking opportunities through its Minority Business Development Program.

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