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COVID-19 Effect on Economy is Widespread, Complex

COVID-19 Effect on Economy is Widespread, Complex

The best way to begin the recovery, is to suppress the virus, WEDC Director says.

City of Oshkosh receives $250,000 state grant to support redevelopment of the former Gibson Auto Body
City of Ripon receives $190,000 state grant to support redevelopment of a vacant grocery store
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City of Ripon receives $190,000 state grant to support redevelopment of a vacant grocery store

WEDC investment to help fund renovation of vacant building into an urban vertical farm

WEDC reviews more than 30,500 applications for We’re All In grants for small businesses
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WEDC reviews more than 30,500 applications for We’re All In grants for small businesses

$27.4 million in payments already made to more than 10,000 businesses statewide

City of Sturgeon Bay receives $250,000 state grant to support redevelopment of former department store
City of Beloit receives $250,000 state grant to support redevelopment of Beloit Riverwalk
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City of Beloit receives $250,000 state grant to support redevelopment of Beloit Riverwalk

WEDC investment to help fill gap in public access to riverfront

The State of Politics: Report Tallies COVID’s Economic Carnage
The State of Politics

Report Tallies COVID’s Economic Carnage

WEDC report also offers solutions. Wisconsin may only get one chance to make it right.

WEDC moves Global Trade Ventures online, giving Wisconsin companies an avenue to expand exports
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WEDC moves Global Trade Ventures online, giving Wisconsin companies an avenue to expand exports

The first virtual Global Trade Venture will connect companies in Wisconsin with potential partners in Germany.

Gov. Evers Announces Advent Tool & Manufacturing to Relocate to Salem Lakes
Gov. Evers Announces Advent Tool & Manufacturing to Relocate to Salem Lakes
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Gov. Evers Announces Advent Tool & Manufacturing to Relocate to Salem Lakes

Company is latest to invest in Kenosha County

State leaders, local officials to celebrate downtown successes during Wisconsin Main Street Days July 7-10
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State leaders, local officials to celebrate downtown successes during Wisconsin Main Street Days July 7-10

Events across the state will recognize best in class downtown revitalization projects, business successes and welcome new program members

State Used Bulk of COVID-19 Relief for Businesses, Farms

State Used Bulk of COVID-19 Relief for Businesses, Farms

New report from WEDC shows how the state spent $13.7 billion in federal and state aid.

City of Beaver Dam receives $106,000 state grant to support redevelopment of vacant downtown property
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City of Beaver Dam receives $106,000 state grant to support redevelopment of vacant downtown property

WEDC investment to help fund renovation of vacant building into a Great Harvest Café and Bakery

Deadline Today for WEDC Business Grants

Deadline Today for WEDC Business Grants

As part of pandemic relief, state offering 30,000 grants of $2,500 apiece to small businesses who apply.

Gov. Evers Announces Appointments to Blue Ribbon Commission on Rural Prosperity
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Gov. Evers Announces Appointments to Blue Ribbon Commission on Rural Prosperity

Panel will hold listening sessions, make recommendations on rural resilience

State Creates Directory of Online Businesses

State Creates Directory of Online Businesses

A guide for shoppers to 230 small businesses offering online outlets.

Evers Announces $75 Million Small Business Grant Program

Evers Announces $75 Million Small Business Grant Program

Up to 30,000 businesses could receive aid. Additional funding for minority-owned firms.

Gov. Evers Announces $75 Million We’re All In Grant Program and Initiative to Spur Wisconsin’s Economic Recovery, Promote Safe Business Practices
Gov. Evers Announces Donation of 210,000 Procedural Masks for COVID-19 Response
WEDC adds protective equipment makers to Wisconsin Supplier Network website
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WEDC adds protective equipment makers to Wisconsin Supplier Network website

Updates will enable connections between companies that need personal protective equipment, in Wisconsin and elsewhere, to those that are making it

GOP Road Show Attacks Evers’ Plan

GOP Road Show Attacks Evers’ Plan

Analysis: Republicans want a Badger Bounce Back, but distort details of Evers' plan.

Gov. Evers Announces Grant Program for Ethnically Diverse Micro-Businesses
State Releases Guidelines for Businesses to Use Once Reopened

State Releases Guidelines for Businesses to Use Once Reopened

Guidelines include general advice and industry specific recommendations.

Gov. Evers Announces Best Practices and Safety Guidelines for Wisconsin Businesses
The State of Politics: Can Missy Hughes Help Businesses Recover?
The State of Politics

Can Missy Hughes Help Businesses Recover?

WEDC director still hasn’t been approved by Senate, but has vital role in state’s economy.

WEDC creates digital platform to share pandemic response and recovery resources
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WEDC creates digital platform to share pandemic response and recovery resources

Focus Forward will feature tools, resources, information and inspiration related to business and community resiliency

GOP Listens To Business Lobby Reopening Plan

GOP Listens To Business Lobby Reopening Plan

Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce wants to replace the Badger Bounce Back plan with their own.

31 Wisconsin school districts awarded Fab Lab Grants
Janesville Firm Making Millions of Masks

Janesville Firm Making Millions of Masks

Monterey Mills pivots to making 65,000 masks per day for healthcare workers, others.

Murphy’s Law: Foxconn Squeezes Evers
Murphy’s Law

Foxconn Squeezes Evers

Demands $45 million from the state and for what? Probably nothing.

Kelliann Blazek named to head WEDC’s Office of Rural Prosperity
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Kelliann Blazek named to head WEDC’s Office of Rural Prosperity

New office will provide ‘one-stop shopping’ for rural development resources

Foxconn Says It Earned Tax Credits

Foxconn Says It Earned Tax Credits

But state officials challenged Foxconn's eligibility in 2019, will review employment claims.

Evers Administration Issues Guidance for Businesses During COVID-19 Emergency
City of Kenosha receives $250,000 state grant to support Herzing University relocation
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City of Kenosha receives $250,000 state grant to support Herzing University relocation

WEDC investment to help fund adaptive reuse of former 52,000-square-foot Kenosha News building

State Launches Programs To Aid Business

State Launches Programs To Aid Business

Loan and grant programs intended to provide bridge for businesses hurt by pandemic.

WEDC announces targeted grants to small businesses suffering losses due to coronavirus emergency
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WEDC announces targeted grants to small businesses suffering losses due to coronavirus emergency

$5 million grant program will assist “smallest of the small” businesses around state

WEDC working to secure federal small business disaster loans for Wisconsin
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WEDC working to secure federal small business disaster loans for Wisconsin

Once approved by U.S. Small Business Administration, state companies will be able to access low-interest loans to cover losses

WEDC awards nine grants to support entrepreneurship programs throughout Wisconsin
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WEDC awards nine grants to support entrepreneurship programs throughout Wisconsin

$432,000 in grants to help local, regional initiatives for startups

Innovators, entrepreneurs are center of UWM engineering conference
City of Park Falls receives $250,000 state grant to support renovation of lodging facility
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City of Park Falls receives $250,000 state grant to support renovation of lodging facility

WEDC investment to help fund construction of 50-room hotel

Local Skepticism Grows On Foxconn’s Future

Local Skepticism Grows On Foxconn’s Future

Opinions in Racine County shifting as company’s plans keep changing.

Menomonie business wins Main Street Makeover Contest
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Menomonie business wins Main Street Makeover Contest

Ted’s Pizza Palace to receive up to $10,000 to help give business facelift

WEDC lists top economic development deals of 2019
Evers Says Changes to Foxconn Deal Likely

Evers Says Changes to Foxconn Deal Likely

Foxconn offers statement with no mention of changing contract.

Audit Calls for Scrutiny of Foxconn

Audit Calls for Scrutiny of Foxconn

Require CPA to verify all tax credits go for work done in Wisconsin, state audit suggests.

Milwaukee Tool to Expand Company

Milwaukee Tool to Expand Company

Plans 2.5 million square foot campus in Menomonee Falls, 1,800 new jobs by 2025.

Milwaukee Tool Expanding Wisconsin Footprint
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Milwaukee Tool Expanding Wisconsin Footprint

Company to hire 870 workers by 2025

Foxconn Can’t Get Tax Credits, State Says

Foxconn Can’t Get Tax Credits, State Says

Switch from Gen 10.5 plant to Gen 6 plant makes it ineligible under contract, company is told.

WEDC supports John Deere project to expand, add jobs
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WEDC supports John Deere project to expand, add jobs

New facility will create 12 jobs, draw $24 million capital investment

City of Shell Lake receives $250,000 state grant to support renovation of medical center
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City of Shell Lake receives $250,000 state grant to support renovation of medical center

WEDC investment to help fund new construction of a new primary and specialty care clinic and renovation of Indianhead Medical Center building

State Still Committed to Foxconn Deal

State Still Committed to Foxconn Deal

“It has to be a good deal,” says new head of WEDC.

New MillerCoors Jobs Coming by June

New MillerCoors Jobs Coming by June

But company, state vague on details, number of jobs to move from Denver.

Door County Maritime Museum breaks ground on construction of new lighthouse tower
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Door County Maritime Museum breaks ground on construction of new lighthouse tower

The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) is supporting the project with a $250,000 Community Development Investment Grant.

The State of Politics: New Push to Fix State Workforce Crisis
The State of Politics

New Push to Fix State Workforce Crisis

Business, civic and government leaders will convene to discuss looming worker shortage.

City of Baraboo receives $54,700 state grant to support renovation of historic AL. Ringling Mansion
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City of Baraboo receives $54,700 state grant to support renovation of historic AL. Ringling Mansion

WEDC investment to help fund transformation of historic mansion ballroom into new brewpub

WEDC announces deputy secretary and chief operating officer
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WEDC announces deputy secretary and chief operating officer

Current deputy secretary is taking senior position with JP Cullen

Riverwood Eagle’s Nest breaks ground on construction of new senior community project in Wisconsin Dells
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Riverwood Eagle’s Nest breaks ground on construction of new senior community project in Wisconsin Dells

WEDC will provide $250,000 to the City of Wisconsin Dells to help fund project

Garver Feed Mill officially opens in Madison
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Garver Feed Mill officially opens in Madison

Governor Evers, Destination Madison celebrate redevelopment of historic property

FZE Manufacturing Solutions, LLC named latest Made in Wisconsin® company
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FZE Manufacturing Solutions, LLC named latest Made in Wisconsin® company

WEDC officials present award in North Fond du Lac as part of Manufacturing Month

2019 MARKETPLACE Governor’s Awards recognize outstanding businesses
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2019 MARKETPLACE Governor’s Awards recognize outstanding businesses

Governor Evers presents awards to top minority-, woman-, and veteran-owned businesses

Wisconsin school districts encouraged to apply for Fab Labs Grants
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Wisconsin school districts encouraged to apply for Fab Labs Grants

WEDC expects to award grants to 30 districts; deadline is Dec. 12

Can New Leader Clean Up WEDC?

Can New Leader Clean Up WEDC?

Evers appointee Melissa Hughes takes over long-troubled state jobs agency.

Rep. Hintz: Statement on Governor Evers’ WEDC Appointment
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Rep. Hintz: Statement on Governor Evers’ WEDC Appointment

"Missy Hughes is a proven leader at one of Wisconsin’s most successful, homegrown businesses."

Shilling Applauds Hughes as WEDC pick
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Shilling Applauds Hughes as WEDC pick

"As someone with a connection to the Coulee Region, I have enjoyed working with Ms. Hughes through her work at Organic Valley."

Gov. Evers Announces Appointment of Missy Hughes to Serve as CEO of Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation
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Gov. Evers Announces Appointment of Missy Hughes to Serve as CEO of Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation

Ms. Hughes has served as Chief Mission Officer and General Counsel for Organic Valley/CROPP cooperative since 2003.