WEDC leads economic development efforts for the state by providing resources, operational support and financial assistance to companies, partners and communities in Wisconsin. Working with more than 600 partners across the state, including regional economic development organizations, academic institutions and industry clusters, WEDC develops and delivers solutions that help businesses, communities and people maximize their potential In Wisconsin®.

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Mission

To advance and maximize opportunities in Wisconsin for businesses, communities and people to thrive in a globally competitive environment.

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Vision

Leveraging talented professionals and strategic partnerships, WEDC aspires to be a leading and widely respected state economic development organization, helping Wisconsin elevate its quality of life and long-term economic prosperity for all residents.

WEDC focuses on five key Catalysts of Growth, which form the basis of our Strategic Pillars, to help activate and accelerate economic opportunity in Wisconsin.

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KEY STRATEGIC PARTNERS

In order to best foster in a community of growth and development, WEDC invests in key strategic partners with specialized skills and a proven track record of success.

WEDC SUCCESS STORIES

Milwaukee's The Wagner Companies has saved $350,000 annually on reduced energy usage and waste disposal fees since it participated in the first round of the Profitable Sustainability Initiative.

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PreventionGenetics saw opportunity in the emerging markets of South America. With that in mind, company leaders began seeking assistance from WEDC to develop an export strategy.

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With assistance from WEDC, Gamber-Johnson has become a leading supplier of rugged computer mounting systems and vehicle mounting components used in consumer, law enforcement and military applications.

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After Dr. Aoy Tomita-Mitchell and Dr. Michael E. Mitchell sold their Silicon Valley-based startup to pharmaceutical giant Roche, they decided their next venture needed to begin in Wisconsin.

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