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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To strategically invest in Wisconsin to enhance the economic well-being of people and their businesses and communities.

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An Economy for All, where every Wisconsinite has the opportunity to thrive.

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.


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.


Art on the Town, a creative haven in the heart of Beaver Dam, needed a facelift as it grew to offer more services and expand its artistic and business capacity.

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Minocqua Popcorn and Puffs opened its Eagle River store in 2019, and soon, long lines of hungry tourists were queuing up for tasty popcorn treats.

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When fashion is your business, your business should look fashionable and functional.

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International sales in new markets and a higher profile for Wisconsin dairy products on the global stage results from their efforts.

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