New center of excellence will aid the translation of biomanufacturing research

To bring the groundbreaking research happening at the University of Wisconsin out of the labs and into the marketplace, WEDC has awarded a $750,000 grant to BioForward Wisconsin to establish the Forward BIO Initiative, a new center of excellence for biomanufacturing that aims to lower the barriers to commercialization by connecting research discoveries with the resources needed to translate them into products.


Innovation helps Wisconsin papermakers stay relevant

As digital communication shrinks the market for white paper, companies are turning to the "brown paper" used in packaging.

3 Sheeps Brewing

Craft beer takes off in the state as the number of microbreweries increases

In locations around Wisconsin, microbreweries are attracting crowds and becoming community gathering places.


Wisconsin's key industries and regions around the state gear up to focus on export growth

WEDC is working with UW-Oshkosh to offer grants to nonprofit organizations for export education and FDI promotion.

Wisconsin Startup Week 2017

Startup Wisconsin Week offers 150+ events across 12 communities

Following a successful statewide expansion in 2017, Startup Wisconsin Week is back, offering events to catalyze and build the startup ecosystem statewide.

Kickapoo Coffee Wisconsin Story

New video series promotes opportunities in Wisconsin

To capture unmatched opportunities for business, career and personal success, a new video series showcases the trailblazers in our state that embody innovation, opportunity, culture and community in Wisconsin.


Wisconsin launches national campaign to attract transitioning veterans

The strategy involves attending career fairs to meet veterans transitioning to civilian life, tell them about Wisconsin's outstanding quality of life and help them connect to jobs.


Wisconsin receives award for economic development excellence

Area Development recognizes Wisconsin for its "efforts to attract high-value investment & large job-creating projects."

Nolato Contour groundbreaking

Company success story: Nolato Contour

The precision plastic and silicone injection molding company is embarking on its second expansion in the last decade.

Parade in Kiel, Wis.

FAQ: Rural community development assistance

The parameters for several WEDC programs have been updated to make funding more accessible to communities in rural areas.


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