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Talent Attraction and Retention 2017-12-18T22:39:05+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

​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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​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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​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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​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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