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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.

Learn more about WEDC’s initiatives to build a strong Wisconsin workforce:

Workforce Innovation Grant Program – The Workforce Innovation Grant Program rewards creativity, promotes sustainable regional collaboration and fosters local accountability and participation to address regional workforce challenges. Learn more about the 27 grant recipients who are sharing more than $128 million in funding.

Talent Marketing Toolkit – Our new toolkit includes versions of WEDC’s talent-attraction advertising customized for regions across Wisconsin, and many other valuable, free-to-use assets.

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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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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Colbert Packaging Corp.

​In relocating its flexographic packaging operation and related warehousing services from northern Illinois, Colbert Packaging Corp. selected a Kenosha site for its proximity to the Interstate and major transportation hubs. Read More

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Toledo Molding & Die Inc.

​With operations across the United States and Mexico, Toledo Molding & Die Inc. selected Beloit for a new plant to manufacture molded automotive parts for Jeep Cherokees. 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

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

​In relocating its flexographic packaging operation and related warehousing services from northern Illinois, Colbert Packaging Corp. selected a Kenosha site for its proximity to the Interstate and major transportation hubs. Read More

Read Story
Colbert_Packaging

​With operations across the United States and Mexico, Toledo Molding & Die Inc. selected Beloit for a new plant to manufacture molded automotive parts for Jeep Cherokees. Read More

Read Story
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