Let’s work together for Wisconsin’s success.

WEDC’s mission is to enhance the economic well-being of Wisconsinites and their businesses and communities through strategic investment. But we can’t do it alone. Frequently, WEDC issues requests for proposals (RFPs) that invite organizations that share our priorities—seed funds, nonprofits, educational systems, and more—the opportunity to contribute to our mission. In doing so, these organizations simultaneously broaden their own impact and amplify our efforts to enhance life and work in Wisconsin. On this page you can find all currently open RFPs. We encourage you to check this page often to find the latest updates.

Open RFP: Capital Catalyst Program

WEDC’s Capital Catalyst Program provides funding to participating seed funds across Wisconsin. This boosts their efforts by enabling them to provide early-stage funding to more entrepreneurs or invest more capital into businesses they’re already working with.

We’ve opened the application proposal process for the Capital Catalyst Loan Participation program funding under the federal State Small Business Credit Initiative (SSBCI). Eligibility is limited to private nonprofit lenders operating loan programs with private funds. $6M in funding is available and lenders must provide a minimum 1:1 private funding match. Eligible lenders are encouraged to discuss their opportunity and detailed program requirements with WEDC staff, who will provide application materials for applicants wishing to submit a proposal. More information is available on the U.S. Treasury SSBCI and WEDC Capital Catalyst program websites.

Lenders providing capital to businesses meeting U.S. Treasury’s socially and economically disadvantaged individual (SEDI) definition are particularly encouraged to apply.

Proposals will be evaluated for eligibility and overall program fit as they are received. Proposal evaluation is non-competitive and WEDC will award contracts until available resources are committed.

Request for Proposal:
Procurement and Contract Lifecycle Management Software

This project aims to optimize the procurement process at Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation through two primary goals: revamping the current paper-based system with a new software tool and streamlining the process by minimizing procedural steps and complexity. This initiative is expected to increase efficiency, reduce costs, and enhance user satisfaction and compliance.

All questions regarding this RFP must be submitted in writing to Joshua C. Robbins at joshua.robbins@wedc.org by May 10, 2024, at 4:00 pm CT.

Proposals must be submitted electronically by:

Friday May 17, 2024, 4:00 PM CT

Request for Qualification:
Freelance Graphic Design Services

This Request for Qualification (RFQ) aims to identify skilled individuals or firms to provide graphic design services to the Marketing and Brand Strategy Division for the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC), to support our efforts in in creating visually compelling and impactful marketing materials that promote economic development across the state of Wisconsin.

All questions regarding this RFQ must be submitted in writing at scott.champion@wedc.org by Friday May 17, 2024 at 4:00 pm CT.

Proposals must be submitted electronically by:

Friday May 24, 2024, 4:00 PM CT

Request for Qualification:
Freelance Editorial Services

This Request for Qualification (RFQ) aims to identify skilled individuals or firms to provide editorial services to the Marketing and Brand Strategy Division for the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC), to support our efforts in maintaining high-quality written content across various marketing materials and communications channels.

All questions regarding this RFQ must be submitted in writing at scott.champion@wedc.org by Friday May 17, 2024 at 4:00 pm CT.

Proposals must be submitted electronically by:

Friday May 24, 2024, 4:00 PM CT

Request for Qualification:
Freelance Web Developers

This Request for Qualification (RFQ) aims to identify skilled individuals or firms to provide web development services to the Marketing and Brand Strategy Division for the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC), to support our efforts in creating, updating, and maintaining high-quality digital properties, including but not necessarily limited to websites.

All questions regarding this RFQ must be submitted in writing at sarah.duchemin@wedc.org by Friday, May 24, 2024 at 4:00 p.m. CDT.

Proposals must be submitted electronically by:

Friday June 14, 2024, 4:00 PM CT