JULY 2020
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Focus Forward: A digital platform to share pandemic response and recovery resources

The platform provides up-to-date information through various multimedia formats to help business owners in Wisconsin navigate the complexities of pandemic recovery resources.

Virtual trade venture

FAQ: Attend a virtual Global Trade Venture with WEDC

With international travel restricted due to the pandemic, Wisconsin companies can keep growing their exports in international markets by participating in upcoming trade ventures that will connect them with potential partners in Germany, South Korea and other markets yet to be announced.

Main street business

Main Street Marketplace helps retail stores find their customers—and vice versa—amid the pandemic

A new online portal lists businesses from Wisconsin’s participating Connect Communities and Main Street communities that are offering curbside pickup or mail-order shopping.

Greenheck Group

Company success story: Greenheck Group

The company’s response to COVID-19 emerged as a model for best practices, and its products are in high demand with rising concern about indoor air quality and safety.

StartupBlink Report

Wisconsin metros rise in global startup ecosystem ranking

Madison, Milwaukee, Green Bay and Appleton all made significant gains—a marker of the vitality of the state’s startup scene.

Fab Labs

New round of Fab Labs Grants awarded to Wisconsin schools

The program supports hands-on learning in the science, technology, engineering, arts and math subject areas.

Wisconsin Tomorrow report

New WEDC report examines economic impact of COVID-19 pandemic, offers priorities for recovery

The 150-page report was submitted to the Legislature on June 30.

Farmer walking

WEDC unveils new initiatives for rural residents

Introducing the Governor’s Blue Ribbon Commission on Rural Prosperity and the new director of the Office of Rural Prosperity, Kelliann Blazek


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