LEVERAGING PROVEN INDUSTRY STRENGTHS TO SHAPE THE FUTURE
Born from a strong foundation in manufacturing and a spirit of discovery, our key industries give avenue to businesses and an ambitious workforce to do what they do best: advance innovation and build a smarter future. WEDC works to implement strategic initiatives that support businesses within established and emerging industries where Wisconsin exhibits a distinct advantage. We invest in our most competitive established and emerging sectors to help diversify our economy, and through public-private collaboration, we accelerate growth and high quality job creation.
Wisconsin understands how to leverage intersections across complementary fields to build the infrastructure and talent pool necessary for success. We’ve established nationally and internationally recognized centers of excellence in water technology, energy, power and control and other industry sectors to answer the challenges of sustainable resource management throughout the globe. WEDC and its partners across the state help set Wisconsin apart for its comprehensive industry cluster development approach designed to boost our state’s economic performance while solving global challenges.
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
“By accelerating innovation in this rapidly growing global market through regional collaboration, the Energy Innovation Center will energize new and existing businesses.”
“WEDC has indeed been a key financial supporter as Milwaukee’s water technology has grown and developed as a world water hub, but what cannot be quantified is the value that all of the staff has provided as vital advisors and champions. WEDC’s vote of confidence has been instrumental in helping the Water Council, Global Water Center and our cluster as a whole to solidify our foundation and launch us to new heights.”
“Astronautics is excited about the possibility of creating and hosting a center of excellence that will leverage Wisconsin’s position as a leader in innovative technology, especially within the global aviation and aerospace industry. The unique competitive advantage of this center will be the blending of aerospace and cybersecurity solutions that will benefit both industry and higher education.”
“One of the opportunities these Fab Labs offer is the link to local businesses and the community. They break down some of those barriers between schools and the community. These are dynamic spaces. With the investments that WEDC is making, their numbers are growing very rapidly. I don’t think anyone wants to contain that energy, but we have a prime opportunity to advance it even more by coordinating efforts.”