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WEDC recognized for excellence in financial reporting

September 23, 2021
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Government Finance Officers Association recognizes WEDC for eighth consecutive year

MADISON. SEPT. 23, 2021 – The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) has again earned national recognition for outstanding financial reporting from the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA).

WEDC received the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence from GFOA for its Comprehensive Annual Financial Report for the fiscal year that ended June 30, 2020. The certificate is the highest form of recognition in the area of governmental accounting and financial reporting, and its attainment represents a significant accomplishment by a government and its management, according to the GFOA.

GFOA said WEDC’s financial report “has been judged by an impartial panel to meet the high standards of the program, including demonstrating a constructive ‘spirit of full disclosure’ to clearly communicate its financial story.”

This marks the eighth consecutive year WEDC has received the certificate.

“Accountability and transparency are key to WEDC’s work supporting businesses and building a better economy for all,” said Missy Hughes, WEDC secretary and CEO. “This certificate recognizes the hard work WEDC staff puts in to ensure taxpayer dollars are used wisely and that the public has accurate and clear information about what we do.”

GFOA is a professional association serving more than 21,000 appointed and elected local, state and provincial-level government officials and other finance practitioners. It provides top-quality publications, training programs, services and products designed to enhance the skills and performance of those responsible for government finance policy and management.

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