DEVELOPING THE TALENT NECESSARY TO DRIVE BUSINESS GROWTH (AND VICE VERSA)

Through collaboration between the business community and the state’s educational institutions, investment in our communities, and engagement with young people seeking career and personal fulfillment, Wisconsin is attracting and retaining skilled workers whose ambition and talent drive the state’s economy. Wisconsin’s 26 UW-System schools, including the UW-Madison, 24 independent colleges and universities, and 16 technical colleges produce inquisitive, highly-qualified workers whose skills align with high-demand fields across a broad range of industries. The result is a productive workforce that supports business growth and innovation.

WEDC supports workforce development in Wisconsin not only by investing in skills training programs, but also by promoting the unique opportunities our state offers for people to succeed both professionally and personally.

TALENT INITIATIVES

FAB LABS

Through the Fab Labs Grant Program, schools receive funding for high-tech manufacturing equipment to provide real-world skills training to students while also providing production services to community businesses.

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INSPIRE

Statewide web-based platform that directly connects area businesses to their future talent pool through online profiles, virtual career coaches and career-based activities.

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THINK•MAKE•HAPPEN

Promoting Wisconsin as an ideal location to pursue one’s passions.

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YPWEEK

YPWeek taps and channels the passion Wisconsin’s young professionals bring to the workplace to help build and sustain Wisconsin’s strong workforce and high quality of life.

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WEDC SUCCESS STORIES

Gourmet Foods International

​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. Read More

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The Little Potato Company

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. Read More

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Foxconn Technology Group

Foxconn’s historic investment in Racine County is Wisconsin’s largest economic development project ever and the largest corporate attraction project in U.S. history as measured by jobs. Read More

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Diversified Manufacturing Corporation

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. Read More

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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. Read More

Read Story
Gourmet_Foods_International_logo

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. Read More

Read Story
potato-logo

Foxconn’s historic investment in Racine County is Wisconsin’s largest economic development project ever and the largest corporate attraction project in U.S. history as measured by jobs. Read More

Read Story
2000px-Foxconn_logo

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. Read More

Read Story
logo-444733285