MAY 2021
Missy Hughes

Executive message from Missy Hughes

Small businesses play a crucial role in Wisconsin’s pandemic recovery

WI Tomorrow

New report from WEDC outlines state’s economic recovery strategy

Wisconsin Tomorrow: Building an Economy for All calls for investments in people.

Digital trade mission 2021

Virtual events offer unexpected benefits for foreign trade and investment

Some types of virtual events will continue even after international business travel resumes full force.

Main Street Awards

Wisconsin’s downtowns honored in virtual program

The 30th annual Main Street Awards honored leaders and volunteers from downtowns across the state.

Wisconsin telelift

Drones bring high-speed WiFi to rural Wisconsin

A pilot of the technology is underway in Forest County.

Entrepreneurship Support Grants

New round of Entrepreneurship Support Grant recipients announced

The program funds organizations that support startups in communities across the state.

Stella & Chewy's

Success story: Stella & Chewy’s

The Oak Creek–based pet food company recently completed one expansion and is embarking on another.

A&A Transportation

A&A Transportation breaks down barriers in the trucking industry

A family-owned trucking company that got its big break thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic is focusing on creating generational wealth for Milwaukee’s Black community.

SOFTEC program

Company sees quick success in preparing students for construction jobs

The program, one of the winners of WEDC’s We’re All Innovating Contest, uses a high-tech simulator to teach students how to operate construction machinery.

Frank Lloyd Wright Center

Historic Frank Lloyd Wright school to get new life as arts center

WEDC investment helps historic renovation of the Wyoming Valley School.

Fab Labs

28 Wisconsin school districts awarded Fab Labs Grants

The program provides funds for K-12 districts to purchase equipment that helps students learn skills in technology, engineering and advanced manufacturing.


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