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 strategically deploy financial resources and technical assistance to invest in Wisconsin in order to enhance its assets and opportunities and to address underinvestment and distress

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Vision

An economy where all Wisconsinites have 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.

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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

Mag Rodriguez and Michelle Alfaro opened their store in a Bronzeville storefront as Milwaukee’s first black and brown-owned plant store and it quickly became an important part of the community.

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Maranta Plant Shop

For Crystal Priebe, owning a candy store was a dream come true. For several years, she had been making hand-dipped chocolates and selling them at Valley Fish and Cheese, her family’s store in Prairie du Chien.

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When the owners of Upland Cheese pivoted from wholesale orders to online retail orders, they realized their extra work also benefited the greater community.

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Thanks to her initiative and networking, Loreen uncorked a new way to stay engaged with her loyal customer base during the pandemic through virtual wine tastings.

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