The intent of the Annual Report on Economic Development is to provide transparency and guide fiscal and programmatic management toward measurable and reportable results. Wisconsin’s economic development programs are designed to retain and attract businesses, strengthen communities and encourage economic growth. Recognizing the importance of measuring these programs, the Legislature crafted 2007 Wisconsin Act 125, requiring specified state agencies to report annually by October 1 on the economic development programs they administered during the prior fiscal year.

This report includes program information from all participating state agencies; information from agencies other than WEDC is current as of June 30, 2023. WEDC’s online data generally will be updated quarterly and is currently updated through December 31, 2023.

WEDC COVID-19 Pandemic Response

Beginning with the publication of the fiscal year 2020 Annual Report on Economic Development, specific data reflecting the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation’s investments aimed at Wisconsin’s COVID-19 pandemic response and recovery is available.