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.

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WEDC SUCCESS STORIES

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.

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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.

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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.

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​Cultural and economic ties between Germany and Wisconsin, the presence of German companies, and assistance from WEDC and partners made Wisconsin a top choice for ULT AG's North America location.

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WEDC NEWS

WEDC board chair Lisa Mauer names members of new Entrepreneurship and Innovation Committee

September 11, 2019|Comments Off on WEDC board chair Lisa Mauer names members of new Entrepreneurship and Innovation Committee

Lisa Mauer, the chair of the board of directors of the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC), today named 15 members to the new Entrepreneurship and Innovation Committee, which will meet later this month. Read More

Huffcutt Concrete LLC expands operations in Lake Hallie

September 10, 2019|Comments Off on Huffcutt Concrete LLC expands operations in Lake Hallie

Officials from the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC), local leaders and company officials today celebrated a ribbon cutting as Huffcutt Concrete LLC officially opened its new facility in Lake Hallie, a $20 million project that expects to add 150 new jobs over the next five years. Read More