Learn more about the Workforce Innovation Grant and Main Street Bounceback Grant programs.

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.

WEDC SUCCESS STORIES

Dollar General Corp.

​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. Read More

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Solomon Corp.

Wisconsin rose to the top of Solomon Corp.’s list for a location for a new manufacturing plant thanks to our access to transportation and logistics networks, skilled workforce and more. Read More

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Exact Sciences

​After considering other U.S. locations, Remedy Analytics, which uses proprietary analytics technology to help self-insured employers reduce prescription benefit costs, opted to expand its operations in southeastern Wisconsin. Read More

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HARIBO

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. Read More

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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. Read More

Read Story
dollar-general-logo

Wisconsin rose to the top of Solomon Corp.’s list for a location for a new manufacturing plant thanks to our access to transportation and logistics networks, skilled workforce and more. Read More

Read Story
solomon-corp

​After considering other U.S. locations, Remedy Analytics, which uses proprietary analytics technology to help self-insured employers reduce prescription benefit costs, opted to expand its operations in southeastern Wisconsin. Read More

Read Story
Exact_Sciences_logo

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. Read More

Read Story
HARIBO_logo