MAY 2022
Missy Hughes

Executive message from Missy Hughes

Recent investments demonstrate the breadth and depth of state support for Wisconsin businesses.

Community within the Corridor

Community within the Corridor to welcome first residents

The affordable housing and multiuse complex in Milwaukee is transforming two city blocks of long-vacant historic industrial buildings into a vibrant community of apartments and businesses.


Achieving impact through collaboration

WEDC supplied technical assistance to help chambers of commerce and nonprofits providing assistance to small businesses access federal funds through the Diverse Business Assistance Program.


21 Wisconsin school districts awarded Fab Labs Grants

More than $500,000 in grant funds were awarded to help schools purchase equipment for high-tech workshops to be used by elementary, middle, junior high or high school students.

Main Street Bounceback

Bouncing back to business in all 72 counties

Businesses in every county in Wisconsin have received $10,000 Main Street Bounceback Grants.

Weinbrenner Shoe Co.

Success story: Weinbrenner Shoe Co.

The Merrill-based maker of boots and shoes—the largest manufacturer of “Made in USA” footwear—is undertaking an expansion.


WEDC trade ventures span the globe in 2022-23

Join the Wisconsin delegation on a trip to a foreign market to grow your export sales, or participate in two virtual trade ventures.


Grant helps affordable housing, businesses sprout on site of rundown mall

A former strip mall in Prairie du Chien will get new life as affordable housing and commercial space.


Climbing to success

Grant funds will help Ashwaubenon enliven a vacant site with housing, commercial space and a climbing gym.


WEDC 2021 Annual Report highlights economic development success

The report covers the agency’s longstanding priorities as well as new ones that have emerged due to the impact of the pandemic.


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