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Talent Attraction and Retention 2018-04-25T13:52:45+00:00

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 15 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.

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WEDC SUCCESS STORIES

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.

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​Since relocating to Wisconsin in 2009, Exact Sciences has grown from three employees to a team of more than 500 and expansion plans call for 750 more employees by 2020.

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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.

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​In moving its global headquarters from Pennsylvania to Milwaukee, Gardner Denver became one of the 15 largest privately held companies in the state.

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WEDC NEWS

Eagle River site earns Certified In Wisconsin designation

April 24, 2018|0 Comments

A 21-acre parcel of land in Eagle River has been designated by the WEDC as a Certified In Wisconsin® development-ready site, a move aimed at attracting corporate development projects to the city. Read More

City of Evansville receives $250,000 state grant to support downtown project

April 24, 2018|0 Comments

The City of Evansville is receiving a $250,000 state grant to help finance construction of a new downtown building that will replace a tavern destroyed by fire in 2016. Read More

Four state agencies poised to launch new marketing initiative as legislation authorizing $6.8 million for effort is signed into law

April 16, 2018|0 Comments

WEDC and three other state agencies are moving forward with plans for a $6.8 million marketing campaign aimed at attracting talent to Wisconsin after Governor Scott Walker today signed legislation authorizing funding for the initiative. Read More