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.
No-interest loans now available for southwestern Wisconsin business owners affected by flooding, storms
WEDC has awarded a $155,000 grant to the Southwestern Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission (SWWRPC) to provide no-interest loans to businesses in the region that were impacted by the severe weather and flooding in September. Read More
WEDC is launching a competition in which students in the state’s 43 fabrication laboratories (fab labs) can use their skills and fab lab tools to design and create protocol gifts that will be given by top state dignitaries in their official capacity. Read More
Federal Foam Technologies Inc., a leading global supplier in the foam and plastics industry, is expanding its operations at its New Richmond facility – a $7.3 million project expected to create 52 new jobs over the next three years. Read More