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

SHINE Technologies manufactures a key isotope used in stress tests, bone scans and several other medical procedures to help assess a potential fracture or other serious conditions such as heart disease or cancer. Manufacturing in Wisconsin means that there will be a ready supply of the isotope for markets across North America, overcoming today’s supply chain issues and challenges that come with overseas production.

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SHINE Technologies

Rising Queens is a nonprofit grassroots organization with a mission to provide equitable resources to the low-income community by eliminating barriers to help create self-sustaining lives.

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Rising Queens

A popular downtown business, the Cheese Corner was bought by the Vernon Area Rehabilitation Center, an organization dedicated to serving individuals with varying abilities through programs including job training and employment opportunities.

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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
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