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Gov. Evers Announces Wisconsin Awarded $62 Million Federal Solar for All Grant
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Gov. Evers Announces Wisconsin Awarded $62 Million Federal Solar for All Grant

Funding to help fund solar systems for low- and moderate-income households

Wisconsin Main Street success stories celebrated at 33rd annual awards event
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Wisconsin Main Street success stories celebrated at 33rd annual awards event

At Green Bay awards ceremony, WEDC salutes top 2023 revitalization projects

WEDC announces development-ready designation for Marshfield’s Yellowstone Industrial Park
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WEDC announces development-ready designation for Marshfield’s Yellowstone Industrial Park

Well-situated site is the 23rd to earn state certification

‘Top Chef’ Premiere Dished Up Praise For Milwaukee, The Dairy State

‘Top Chef’ Premiere Dished Up Praise For Milwaukee, The Dairy State

The season's first episode highlighted Milwaukee's Lupi & Iris, Blu and a handful of local personalities.

Expanding housing opportunities in rural Wisconsin
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Expanding housing opportunities in rural Wisconsin

Projects in Ladysmith, Elkhart Lake and Rhinelander highlight efforts to address workforce needs

Evers Administration Encourages PPP Borrowers to Apply for Loan Forgiveness by March 3 Deadline
Gov. Evers Announces Wisconsin has been Selected by U.S. Department of Energy for Rural Clean Energy Demonstrations 
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Gov. Evers Announces Wisconsin has been Selected by U.S. Department of Energy for Rural Clean Energy Demonstrations 

Collaborative partnerships between local and Tribal government and industry will bring economic and clean energy benefits to rural Wisconsin communities

Gov. Evers Signs Bill Providing Grant to Support Wisconsin’s Regional Biohealth Tech Hub
WEDC Board Approves Tax Incentives For A.Y. McDonald Expansion in Grant County
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WEDC Board Approves Tax Incentives For A.Y. McDonald Expansion in Grant County

Investment in rural communities will create new high-paying jobs

Gov. Evers, Members of Evers Administration Celebrate Grand Opening of Child Care Center in Sturgeon Bay
WestRock To Open Converting Facility in Southeast Wisconsin
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WestRock To Open Converting Facility in Southeast Wisconsin

Company to Make Investment in Pleasant Prairie, WI

WEDC awards more than $1 million to entrepreneurship groups
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WEDC awards more than $1 million to entrepreneurship groups

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WEDC Leader Missy Hughes Had Big Year

WEDC Leader Missy Hughes Had Big Year

Microsoft deal, biotech project among high points in 2023 for state agency.

City of Monroe receives $249,300 state grant to support historic building revitalization
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City of Monroe receives $249,300 state grant to support historic building revitalization

WEDC investment to help fund the restoration of historic downtown building

Kwik Trip continues to expand operations in Wisconsin
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Kwik Trip continues to expand operations in Wisconsin

Company can earn up to $41 million in tax credits for job creation, investment

Governor’s Task Force on Workforce and Artificial Intelligence Continues Efforts to Identify Priorities for Training, Education, and Employment Solutions
Celebrating innovation and entrepreneurship in Kenosha’s Uptown
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Celebrating innovation and entrepreneurship in Kenosha’s Uptown

WEDC Secretary Hughes announces grant, visits small businesses

Diverse businesses and leaders honored at 2023 MARKETPLACE
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Diverse businesses and leaders honored at 2023 MARKETPLACE

Governor’s Awards recognize excellence in business

City of Sturgeon Bay receives $250,000 state grant to support waterfront plaza
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City of Sturgeon Bay receives $250,000 state grant to support waterfront plaza

WEDC investment to help fund community gathering place in downtown Sturgeon Bay

Gov. Evers, U.S. Sen. Baldwin Announce $1.9 Million Federal Grant to Aid Wisconsin Entrepreneurs
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Gov. Evers, U.S. Sen. Baldwin Announce $1.9 Million Federal Grant to Aid Wisconsin Entrepreneurs

Funds will support legal, financial advice for more than 1,100 businesses

WEDC grants support innovation, entrepreneurs
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WEDC grants support innovation, entrepreneurs

Investment will supercharge building of Regional Tech Hub

Gov. Evers Announces Microsoft Makes Major Investment in Wisconsin
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Gov. Evers Announces Microsoft Makes Major Investment in Wisconsin

The development brings jobs, investments, and skilling programs to the region

gener8tor and Sherman Phoenix announce gener8tor Art x Sherman Phoenix 2023 Fall Cohort
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gener8tor and Sherman Phoenix announce gener8tor Art x Sherman Phoenix 2023 Fall Cohort

Nine Milwaukee artists receive grants and mentorship

Gov. Evers Announces Appointments to Governor’s Task Force on Workforce and Artificial Intelligence
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Gov. Evers Announces Appointments to Governor’s Task Force on Workforce and Artificial Intelligence

30 task force members, national AI experts set to convene at public task force meeting Oct. 30 in Madison

2023 Governor’s Export Achievement Awards honor exporting success and promotion
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2023 Governor’s Export Achievement Awards honor exporting success and promotion

Badger Technology Group, MacDonald & Owen Lumber Company, S3 AeroDefense and Dairy Farmers of Wisconsin recognized

Federal Government Designates Wisconsin as Regional Tech Hub

Federal Government Designates Wisconsin as Regional Tech Hub

Wisconsin Biohealth Tech Hub can compete for up to $75 million in federal funding.

Baldwin Announces Wisconsin Selected as a Tech Hub
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Baldwin Announces Wisconsin Selected as a Tech Hub

Wisconsin designated as Biohealth Tech Hub under the Baldwin-supported CHIPS and Science Act

Summit brings leaders ‘Together’ to build an economy for all
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Summit brings leaders ‘Together’ to build an economy for all

WEDC event celebrates innovative workforce solutions

City of La Crosse receives $217,900 state grant to support housing construction initiative
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City of La Crosse receives $217,900 state grant to support housing construction initiative

WEDC Secretary and CEO visits Fifth Ward Residences to celebrate housing initiative

Dove Healthcare receives $75,000 state grant to support expansion of Healthcare Workforce Training Institute
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Dove Healthcare receives $75,000 state grant to support expansion of Healthcare Workforce Training Institute

WEDC Secretary and CEO Missy Hughes visits Chippewa Falls Healthcare Workforce Training Institute to celebrate grand opening

Partnership Seeks to Make Wisconsin a Regional Tech Hub

Partnership Seeks to Make Wisconsin a Regional Tech Hub

15 consortium members say state's biohealth, manufacturing sectors make it an ideal site.

Audit Says WEDC Didn’t Meet Job Creation Goals, Was Slow To Recovery Money

Audit Says WEDC Didn’t Meet Job Creation Goals, Was Slow To Recovery Money

Audit of Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation recommends 26 changes.

Secretary Hughes celebrates groundbreaking for Saukville’s Northern Gateway Community Collective
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Secretary Hughes celebrates groundbreaking for Saukville’s Northern Gateway Community Collective

WEDC is supporting the development with up to $1.1 million in tax credits for new American Orthodontics facility

WEDC recognized for excellence in financial reporting
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WEDC recognized for excellence in financial reporting

Government Finance Officers Association recognizes WEDC for tenth year

Gov. Evers Signs Executive Order Creating Task Force on Workforce and Artificial Intelligence
Wisconsin establishes consortium to expand its lead in biohealth
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Wisconsin establishes consortium to expand its lead in biohealth

Group will enhance collaboration among public and private partners and speed innovation

Pedestrian Pathway Creates New Event Space in West Allis
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Pedestrian Pathway Creates New Event Space in West Allis

$27,931 WEDC grant funds vibrant spaces in downtown West Allis

WEDC Secretary Hughes celebrates Mosinee hotel
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WEDC Secretary Hughes celebrates Mosinee hotel

Downtown Cobblestone Hotel & Suites will be economic spark

WEDC Secretary Hughes tours Imaginarium
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WEDC Secretary Hughes tours Imaginarium

A $250,000 WEDC grant is helping Wausau develop children’s museum

WEDC awards nearly $1 million to entrepreneurship groups
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WEDC awards nearly $1 million to entrepreneurship groups

Applications now open for next round of funding

Democrat Will Challenge Rep. Van Orden

Democrat Will Challenge Rep. Van Orden

Eau Claire business owner Rebecca Cooke to run for 3rd District Congressional District that flipped Republican in 2022.

City of Port Washington receives $187,000 state grant to support revitalizing city gateway
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City of Port Washington receives $187,000 state grant to support revitalizing city gateway

WEDC investment to help fund renovation of abandoned lot into Hollander Chocolate headquarters

Beaver Dam art studio unveils new look with WEDC
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Beaver Dam art studio unveils new look with WEDC

Art on the Town is one of three Main Street Makeover winners

Thiensville awarded $250,000 state grant to rebuild restaurant
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Thiensville awarded $250,000 state grant to rebuild restaurant

WEDC investment to help fund restoration of The Cheel restaurant after fire

WEDC receives national award for excellence in budgeting
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WEDC receives national award for excellence in budgeting

Recognized for clarity and transparency

Rideshare program off to speedy start
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Rideshare program off to speedy start

Workforce Innovation Grant recipient celebrates 1,000th ride with WEDC, DWD, community and employer partners

Wisconsin Has Nation’s Second Best Small Business Survival Rate

Wisconsin Has Nation’s Second Best Small Business Survival Rate

43% still in business after 10 years. Only Iowa had higher survival rate.

Apply for a Governor’s Export Achievement Award
Winning downtown revitalization strategies
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Winning downtown revitalization strategies

WEDC honors best Main Street initiatives with awards

Gov. Evers Signs Executive Order, Creates Green Ribbon Commission on Clean Energy and Environmental Innovation
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Gov. Evers Signs Executive Order, Creates Green Ribbon Commission on Clean Energy and Environmental Innovation

Commission will advise on the creation of the Green Innovation Fund to leverage public and private financing to invest in environmental and clean energy solutions

State Needs More Skilled Workers for Electric Vehicle Manufacturing

State Needs More Skilled Workers for Electric Vehicle Manufacturing

WEDC report says state could become a global hub for electric vehicles, but it needs more workers.

Five businesses named as finalists in Wisconsin’s Main Street Place-Makeover Contest
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Five businesses named as finalists in Wisconsin’s Main Street Place-Makeover Contest

Winner to receive up to $5,000 to enhance outdoor space

WEDC report shows Wisconsin manufacturers will benefit from strategic investments in expanded EV supply chain
Celebrating 10 years of Small Business Academy
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Celebrating 10 years of Small Business Academy

Register now for free conference dedicated to helping local businesses thrive

Microsoft Data Center Proposed for Foxconn Land

Microsoft Data Center Proposed for Foxconn Land

Mount Pleasant seeking other tenants. Not clear how many jobs this plan would create.

Rep. Donovan’s Reckless Driving Bills Approved By Legislature

Rep. Donovan’s Reckless Driving Bills Approved By Legislature

And: Republicans block rule that bans conversion therapy, allowing controversial practice to continue.

Gov. Evers, Sen. Baldwin Announce Wisconsin to Receive Nearly $80 Million to Support Small Businesses
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Gov. Evers, Sen. Baldwin Announce Wisconsin to Receive Nearly $80 Million to Support Small Businesses

New infusion of federal funds will create a $50 million revolving venture capital fund, assist start-ups, and aid micro-lenders

UW alumni in South Korea will spread the word on opportunities in Wisconsin
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UW alumni in South Korea will spread the word on opportunities in Wisconsin

WEDC agreement to create new investment, export opportunities

Eyes on Milwaukee: State Approves Its Half of Fiserv Subsidy
Eyes on Milwaukee

State Approves Its Half of Fiserv Subsidy

Company will get up to $7 million from state, $7 million from city TIF distrct

State Sees Increase in New Businesses

State Sees Increase in New Businesses

500 new businesses per month since summer 2020. Why the rise?

WEDC launches big data tool for small businesses
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WEDC launches big data tool for small businesses

SizeUpWI can help businesses make strategic decisions

Senator Baldwin Cuts Ribbon on Wisconsin MBDA Business Center to Support Minority-Owned Businesses
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Senator Baldwin Cuts Ribbon on Wisconsin MBDA Business Center to Support Minority-Owned Businesses

Baldwin helped bring home Wisconsin’s first MBDA Business Center in the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act

2022 Roundup: Gov. Evers Completes 2022 72-County Tour of Wisconsin
Op Ed: State’s ‘Bounceback Grants’ a Model for Success
Op Ed

State’s ‘Bounceback Grants’ a Model for Success

Using federal funds to give $10,000 grants to nearly 7,800 businesses in all 72 counties.

Diverse businesses and leaders honored at 2022 MARKETPLACE
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Diverse businesses and leaders honored at 2022 MARKETPLACE

Governor’s Awards recognize excellence in business

The State of Politics: State Grants Help 7,200 Businesses
The State of Politics

State Grants Help 7,200 Businesses

Evers used federal pandemic aid to give $72 million in $10,000 grants to small businesses, with more to come.

‘Shop Small Wisconsin’ this holiday season
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‘Shop Small Wisconsin’ this holiday season

Governor Evers, WEDC officials will visit locally owned businesses and thriving downtowns to show that shopping small matters

Deadline to apply for entrepreneurship grants extended
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Deadline to apply for entrepreneurship grants extended

Organizations can apply for Entrepreneurship Partner Grants through Dec. 9

Wisconsin Led Nation In Using Federal Pandemic Relief to Promote Economy

Wisconsin Led Nation In Using Federal Pandemic Relief to Promote Economy

Evers uses 56% of federal ARPA funds for economic development, helps 6,600 businesses.

Wisconsin Housing Shortage Compounding Worker Shortage

Wisconsin Housing Shortage Compounding Worker Shortage

Shortage of available homes making it more difficult to find workers, raising prices.

More support for entrepreneurs
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More support for entrepreneurs

Organizations can apply for Entrepreneurship Partner Grants through Dec. 2

City of Port Washington receives $250,000 state grant to support Inventors Brewpub expansion
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City of Port Washington receives $250,000 state grant to support Inventors Brewpub expansion

Brewpub, restaurant and event space will enhance downtown redevelopment

City of Two Rivers receives $250,000 state grant to support opening of Cool City Brewing Company
WEDC grant to aid downtown Beaver Dam redevelopment
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WEDC grant to aid downtown Beaver Dam redevelopment

Grant will assist in clean up of a former car dealership

New grant helps nonprofits to assist diverse businesses
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New grant helps nonprofits to assist diverse businesses

Ally Grants offer nonprofits a chance to build sustainability, enhance services

Salm Partners continues to grow in Denmark
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Salm Partners continues to grow in Denmark

$35 million expansion expected to create 193 jobs

Wisconsin Nursing Schools Can’t Graduate Enough Students

Wisconsin Nursing Schools Can’t Graduate Enough Students

But issues are related to lack of teachers and space, not applicants.

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 20 districts; deadline is Jan. 15

Gov. Evers, WEDC Announce $1 Million Initiative to Support Rural Entrepreneurs
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Gov. Evers, WEDC Announce $1 Million Initiative to Support Rural Entrepreneurs

WEDC, UW-Madison Division of Extension will collaborate to assist rural start-ups

Ghana-based Niche Cocoa locates first North American manufacturing facility in Franklin, Wisconsin
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Ghana-based Niche Cocoa locates first North American manufacturing facility in Franklin, Wisconsin

Project is largest food and beverage investment by an Africa-based company in U.S. history

Apply now for 2022 MARKETPLACE Governor’s Awards
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Apply now for 2022 MARKETPLACE Governor’s Awards

Diverse businesses to be honored at Dec. 6 event

Senator Baldwin Works to Bring First Minority Business Development Center to Wisconsin
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Senator Baldwin Works to Bring First Minority Business Development Center to Wisconsin

U.S. Department of Commerce awards North Central Minority Supplier Development Council $1.6M grant

New grants aim to create hubs for community activities
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New grants aim to create hubs for community activities

WEDC’s new Vibrant Spaces Grant Program to transform underused spaces

WEDC’s CDI grants helping fund children’s museums in Eau Claire, Wausau
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WEDC’s CDI grants helping fund children’s museums in Eau Claire, Wausau

Secretary Hughes visits Children’s Museum of Eau Claire to see WEDC’s investment

Gov. Evers’ Workforce Innovation Program Helping Bolster Wisconsin’s Education Workforce
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Gov. Evers’ Workforce Innovation Program Helping Bolster Wisconsin’s Education Workforce

GROW school districts using governor’s investment to recruit teachers in high-need areas

Gov. Evers, WEDC Announce $250,000 Grant to Support Waukesha Civic Theatre Expansion
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Gov. Evers, WEDC Announce $250,000 Grant to Support Waukesha Civic Theatre Expansion

Investment announced during tour highlighting the state's investments in small businesses and economic development, including the successful Main Street Bounceback Grant Program that has helped more than 6,200 small businesses and nonprofits across the state

Gov. Evers, WEDC Announce Additional $25 Million Investment in Successful Main Street Bounceback Grant Program, Grants Have Helped More Than 6,000 Small Businesses and Nonprofits
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Gov. Evers, WEDC Announce Additional $25 Million Investment in Successful Main Street Bounceback Grant Program, Grants Have Helped More Than 6,000 Small Businesses and Nonprofits

Announcement brings total investment to $100 million, program to help a total of 10,000 small businesses and nonprofits in all 72 counties

Transforming Wisconsin’s workforce
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Transforming Wisconsin’s workforce

Historic investment in state’s workforce begins to pay off

Global trade venture will help Wisconsin companies explore markets in United Kingdom
Gov. Evers, WEDC, and Company Officials Celebrate Opening of Milwaukee Tool’s Newest U.S. Manufacturing Plant
WEDC recognized for excellence in financial reporting
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WEDC recognized for excellence in financial reporting

Government Finance Officers Association recognizes WEDC for ninth year

New ways to support entrepreneurs
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New ways to support entrepreneurs

Apply for Entrepreneurship Partner Grants starting Aug. 8

Registration opens for Wisconsin Economic Summit
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Registration opens for Wisconsin Economic Summit

Economic development conversation taking place Sept. 20-21 in Appleton

Wisconsin businesses invited to apply for 2022 Governor’s Export Achievement Awards
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Wisconsin businesses invited to apply for 2022 Governor’s Export Achievement Awards

Program highlights global reach of Wisconsin products and services

Gov. Evers Announces More Than 5,200 Businesses Have Received Main Street Bounceback Grants
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Gov. Evers Announces More Than 5,200 Businesses Have Received Main Street Bounceback Grants

Announces city of Stoughton will also receive $76,100 to support redevelopment of historic downtown building

Mayville business unveils improvements after winning Main Street Makeover contest
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Mayville business unveils improvements after winning Main Street Makeover contest

Freds Beds shows off remodeled store, hopes to inspire further growth in downtown

Eyes on Milwaukee: Inside Komatsu Mining’s Massive New Harbor District Campus
Eyes on Milwaukee

Inside Komatsu Mining’s Massive New Harbor District Campus

P&H parent company swaps a ribbon cutting for a tree planting in opening new factory.

Gov. Evers Announces $19.5 Million to Support Long-Term Solutions to State’s Workforce Challenges in 22 Counties through Workforce Innovation Grant Program
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Gov. Evers Announces $19.5 Million to Support Long-Term Solutions to State’s Workforce Challenges in 22 Counties through Workforce Innovation Grant Program

Announcement builds on governor’s initial nearly $60 million Workforce Innovation Grant investment, projects announced prioritize forestry, manufacturing workforce development, and workforce housing

City of Hartford receives $159,000 state grant to support redevelopment of historic riverfront building
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City of Hartford receives $159,000 state grant to support redevelopment of historic riverfront building

WEDC investment to help fund opening of taphouse and outdoor patio

City of Medford receives $86,900 state grant to support redevelopment of downtown building
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City of Medford receives $86,900 state grant to support redevelopment of downtown building

WEDC investment to help fund Brucker Building’s rehabilitation

American Wood Fibers, Inc expands operations in Schofield
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American Wood Fibers, Inc expands operations in Schofield

Facility expansion will create 10 jobs, $1.7 million capital investment

Merz North America, Inc. expands operations in Sturtevant and Franksville
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Merz North America, Inc. expands operations in Sturtevant and Franksville

Expanded facilities will create 35 jobs, $8 million capital investment

New Research Unveils Wisconsin’s Regional and National Appeal  for Living and Doing Business
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New Research Unveils Wisconsin’s Regional and National Appeal for Living and Doing Business

WEDC survey finds quality of life and opportunities driving factors in state’s high perception rankings

Village of Ashwaubenon receives $250,000 state grant to support construction of mixed-use building near Lambeau Field
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Village of Ashwaubenon receives $250,000 state grant to support construction of mixed-use building near Lambeau Field

WEDC investment to help fund apartments, climbing gym and commercial space

21 Wisconsin school districts awarded Fab Lab Grants
Perlick Corporation renovates facility in Milwaukee
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Perlick Corporation renovates facility in Milwaukee

Renovation will create 35 jobs, $11.5 million capital investment

Afghan Refuges Buttress State’s Workforce

Afghan Refuges Buttress State’s Workforce

Immigrants bring skills and work ethic employers seek amid a tight labor market.

Gov. Evers, WEDC, Company Officials Announce Milwaukee Tool Plans to Invest $206 Million, Create 1,000 More Jobs
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Gov. Evers, WEDC, Company Officials Announce Milwaukee Tool Plans to Invest $206 Million, Create 1,000 More Jobs

State will provide up to $22.5 million in additional performance-based tax credits

Gov. Evers Announces Main Street Bounceback Grant Program Has Helped Over 4,200 Small Businesses and Nonprofits, Invests Additional $25 Million into Program
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Gov. Evers Announces Main Street Bounceback Grant Program Has Helped Over 4,200 Small Businesses and Nonprofits, Invests Additional $25 Million into Program

Governor's additional investment to enable 2,500 more small businesses and nonprofits to fill empty storefronts across the state

Weinbrenner Shoe Company expands into abandoned Merrill property
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Weinbrenner Shoe Company expands into abandoned Merrill property

Project will turn former alfalfa storage into shoe manufacturing facility, extension of company’s operations

Gov. Evers Announces Major State Investment in Biopharmaceutical Company’s Wisconsin Expansion
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Gov. Evers Announces Major State Investment in Biopharmaceutical Company’s Wisconsin Expansion

WEDC will provide $2.5 million to Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals facility in Verona

Gov. Evers, Evers Administration Cabinet Take ‘Cabinet on the Road’ to Western Wisconsin
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Gov. Evers, Evers Administration Cabinet Take ‘Cabinet on the Road’ to Western Wisconsin

Gov. Tony Evers, together with members of his cabinet, hosted ‘Cabinet on the Road’ events in Osseo, Altoona, Menomonie, and Eau Claire.

Casting Cleaning Resources expanding to Wisconsin
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Casting Cleaning Resources expanding to Wisconsin

Company expanding operations as a supplier to the state’s foundry industry

Wisconsin residents can help get broadband in their communities
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Wisconsin residents can help get broadband in their communities

Taking a simple internet speed test will identify areas of need

Celebrating Main Street’s bounceback
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Celebrating Main Street’s bounceback

WEDC honors local projects, Main Street volunteers at Fond du Lac ceremony

De Pere manufacturing startup expands with WEDC help
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De Pere manufacturing startup expands with WEDC help

Tax credits boost Quality Service & Machining’s manufacturing innovations

Lake Mills wins inaugural WEDC Place-Makeover
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Lake Mills wins inaugural WEDC Place-Makeover

Community to receive up to $5,000 to transform alley into pedestrian walkway

Gov. Evers, WEDC Announce Main Street Bounceback Grants Have Helped More Than 3,400 Small Businesses Open Storefronts in All 72 Counties
Huge Foxconn Campus Remains A Puzzle

Huge Foxconn Campus Remains A Puzzle

Mt Pleasant officials trying to lure other manufacturers, may need state help to pay bondholders.

Making child care sustainable
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Making child care sustainable

Wisconsin’s Workforce Innovation Grant will test child care solutions

Three finalists named in Wisconsin’s first Place-Makeover contest
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Three finalists named in Wisconsin’s first Place-Makeover contest

Winner to receive up to $5,000 to improve space

Greater Milwaukee Urban League honors WEDC
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Greater Milwaukee Urban League honors WEDC

WEDC recognized for excellence in economic development

Five groups win grant funding to boost entrepreneurship
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Five groups win grant funding to boost entrepreneurship

WEDC program spurs innovation with $170,850 in seed money

Room to grow
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Room to grow

Wisconsin’s Workforce Innovation Grant to allow YMCA to expand child care and youth programming in Green County

High school diploma opens opportunities
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High school diploma opens opportunities

Wisconsin’s Workforce Innovation Grant project aims to help residents earn a high school degree

Applications open February 22 for second round of Workforce Innovation Grants
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Applications open February 22 for second round of Workforce Innovation Grants

Up to $40.5 million in grants available to promote local and regional solutions to workforce challenges

Workforce Innovation Grant helps youth discover career path
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Workforce Innovation Grant helps youth discover career path

Collaboration between schools, employers and Boys & Girls Clubs aims to positively engage teens in the workforce

Gov. Evers, DATCP, WEDC Celebrate Funds for Agricultural Exports Initiative
New skills open up manufacturing opportunities
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New skills open up manufacturing opportunities

Wisconsin’s Workforce Innovation Grant project aims to help workers get the skills needed to thrive in advanced manufacturing

Creating a workforce to build healthier communities
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Creating a workforce to build healthier communities

With help from Wisconsin’s Workforce Innovation Grant, UW-Eau Claire, Mayo Clinic, and others hope to train new generation of health care workers, teachers

New skills open up manufacturing opportunities
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New skills open up manufacturing opportunities

Wisconsin’s Workforce Innovation Grant project aims to help workers get the skills needed to thrive in advanced manufacturing

Gov. Evers Pledges State Support for Wisconsin Paper, Forest Production Industry’s Federal Grant Application
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Gov. Evers Pledges State Support for Wisconsin Paper, Forest Production Industry’s Federal Grant Application

State would provide up to $8.2 million in matching funds to secure $100 million federal grant

Child care workers keep economy moving
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Child care workers keep economy moving

Wisconsin’s Workforce Innovation Grant to help Madison Area Technical College train workers and assess child care needs

UW Prison Education Program Growing

UW Prison Education Program Growing

Initiative created in December 2020 has gotten nearly $6 million in public and private grants.

Homegrown entrepreneurs
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Homegrown entrepreneurs

Wisconsin’s Workforce Innovation Grant will help Kenosha create the next generation of diverse business owners

Building careers while incarcerated
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Building careers while incarcerated

Wisconsin’s Workforce Innovation Grant will bring new educational opportunities, workforce support to incarcerated individuals

Credits toward careers
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Credits toward careers

Wisconsin’s Workforce Innovation Grant will allow Sauk Prairie schools to train students for careers, help workers upskill and keep key industries moving forward

Gov. Evers, WEDC Highlight Affordable Housing and Access to Healthcare in Southwest Wisconsin
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Gov. Evers, WEDC Highlight Affordable Housing and Access to Healthcare in Southwest Wisconsin

Gov. Tony Evers and WEDC Secretary and CEO Missy Hughes announce grant for Prairie du Chien, visit expanded dental clinic in Dodgeville

City of Milton receives $88,800 state grant to support transformation of downtown building
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City of Milton receives $88,800 state grant to support transformation of downtown building

WEDC investment to help fund renovation in distressed area

Finding resources for rural Wisconsin
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Finding resources for rural Wisconsin

Ruralwi.com to serve as a hub for rural residents and communities

City of Dodgeville receives $250,000 state grant to support expansion of dental clinic
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City of Dodgeville receives $250,000 state grant to support expansion of dental clinic

WEDC investment to allow clinic to treat more underserved patients

Foxconn Qualifies For $29 Million Tax Credits

Foxconn Qualifies For $29 Million Tax Credits

Project meets benchmarks for state aid for first time since 2018.

Wikoff Color Corporation establishes new facility in Lisbon
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Wikoff Color Corporation establishes new facility in Lisbon

Project will create 25 jobs, additional $5.4 million capital investment

Software firm growing Milwaukee office with WEDC help
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Software firm growing Milwaukee office with WEDC help

OpenGov plans to add 65 employees, invest $400,000

Strengthening Wisconsin’s paper, forest products industry
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Strengthening Wisconsin’s paper, forest products industry

WEDC applauds Georgia Pacific investment in Green Bay mill

Village of East Troy receives $250,000 state grant for downtown building
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Village of East Troy receives $250,000 state grant for downtown building

WEDC investment aids construction of a project that will introduce two minority-owned businesses

Evers Awards $60 Million to Target Worker Shortage

Evers Awards $60 Million to Target Worker Shortage

Grants for job training, expanding health care workforce and skills training for prisoners.

Gov. Evers Announces Nearly $60 Million in Projects Aimed at Developing Long-Term Solutions to State’s Workforce Challenges
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Gov. Evers Announces Nearly $60 Million in Projects Aimed at Developing Long-Term Solutions to State’s Workforce Challenges

12 regional projects through Workforce Innovation Grants will help bolster Wisconsin workforce in counties across the state

Gov. Evers, WEDC Announce $150,000 Grant for Computer Science Education Pilot Program
WEDC locating its offices in Urban League’s Black Business Hub
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WEDC locating its offices in Urban League’s Black Business Hub

Connects economic development with small business to give entrepreneurs easier access to state resources

Governor Evers, WEDC Secretary Hughes Encourage Everyone to ‘Shop Small Wisconsin’ This Holiday Season
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Governor Evers, WEDC Secretary Hughes Encourage Everyone to ‘Shop Small Wisconsin’ This Holiday Season

Taking part in Shop Small Wisconsin helps keep local businesses thriving

New look for WEDC Mini-Makeover Contest winner Plush Clothing
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New look for WEDC Mini-Makeover Contest winner Plush Clothing

Racine plus size clothing boutique shows off new style for holiday shopping

City of Spooner receives $119,000 state grant to support a new green space
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City of Spooner receives $119,000 state grant to support a new green space

WEDC investment to help transform former post office into a new green space that will link popular destinations

City of Sun Prairie receives $250,000 state grant to support redevelopment of downtown property
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City of Sun Prairie receives $250,000 state grant to support redevelopment of downtown property

WEDC investment to help fund redevelopment for Glass Nickel Pizza

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 20 districts; deadline is Jan.7

Eyes on Milwaukee: Podcast Production Company Opens Downtown Studio, Office
Eyes on Milwaukee

Podcast Production Company Opens Downtown Studio, Office

Podcamp Media leases space at top of Colby Abbot Building.

Podcast Production Agency “Podcamp Media” Opens New Studio in Downtown Milwaukee
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Podcast Production Agency “Podcamp Media” Opens New Studio in Downtown Milwaukee

Studio Build-Out Is Supported by a WEDC Bounceback Grant and Applauded by State and Local Economic Development Leaders

Racine business wins fall Mini-Makeover Contest
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Racine business wins fall Mini-Makeover Contest

Plush Clothing to receive merchandising makeover with help from WEDC

Can State Fix Problems Underlying the Labor Shortage?

Can State Fix Problems Underlying the Labor Shortage?

Evers administration putting $130 million into addressing issues contributing to labor shortage.

Officials Stand By Foxconn Project Despite Murky Future

Officials Stand By Foxconn Project Despite Murky Future

The manufacturer announced it would build electric cars in Ohio last week.

Op Ed: WEDC Issuing Grants To Address State’s Labor Challenges
Op Ed

WEDC Issuing Grants To Address State’s Labor Challenges

State development corporation providing grants up to $10 million for workforce development projects.

Gov. Evers, WEDC Announce Custom Boat Manufacturer Relocating to Wisconsin
Press Release

Gov. Evers, WEDC Announce Custom Boat Manufacturer Relocating to Wisconsin

Grand Craft moving operations from Michigan to southeastern Wisconsin

Gov. Evers, WEDC Kick-Off Wisconsin Tech Month in Wisconsin
Gov. Evers, WEDC Announce $4.5 Million to Support Expansion in Wisconsin’s Dairy Industry
Gov. Evers, WEDC, DATCP, Local Officials Join Taiwanese Trade Officials in Highlighting Global Appeal of Wisconsin Ginseng
Conference In Brookfield Seeks Transit Solutions

Conference In Brookfield Seeks Transit Solutions

Mayor says residents fear buses bring crime, but that it isn't true.

Gov. Evers Announces Generac Expansion in Wisconsin, Creating 700 New Jobs
Supporting Wisconsin’s entrepreneurial spirit
Press Release

Supporting Wisconsin’s entrepreneurial spirit

New grant program designed to test innovative ideas

WEDC recognized for excellence in financial reporting
Press Release

WEDC recognized for excellence in financial reporting

Government Finance Officers Association recognizes WEDC for eighth consecutive year

WEDC aid allows historic renovations to move forward
Press Release

WEDC aid allows historic renovations to move forward

Project is largest on record for Columbus’ downtown

The Latino Chamber of Commerce of SE WI Announces Powerful Speakers for 2nd Latino Economic Unsummit
City of Waupaca receives $118,000 state grant to support redevelopment of Main Street building
Co-op takes CSA model to next level with WEDC help
Press Release

Co-op takes CSA model to next level with WEDC help

Community Kitchen Co-op shares feature everything from dinners to dessert

Gov. Evers, WEDC Highlight Trade Data Report Showing Wisconsin’s Continued Economic Rebound
Press Release

Gov. Evers, WEDC Highlight Trade Data Report Showing Wisconsin’s Continued Economic Rebound

Exports continue to bounce back strong in first six months of 2021, state sees a more than 18 percent growth compared to 2020

Village of Arena receives $250,000 state grant to support redevelopment of elementary school
Back in the News: Fisker Wants State Law Changed For Potential Foxconn Car Factory
Back in the News

Fisker Wants State Law Changed For Potential Foxconn Car Factory

The electric vehicle company wants to sell cars directly, as opposed to Wisconsin's franchise dealer system.

Apply now for 2021 MARKETPLACE Governor’s Awards
Press Release

Apply now for 2021 MARKETPLACE Governor’s Awards

Businesses owned by minorities, women and service-disabled veterans are eligible

WEDC tours unique retail businesses to announce Main Street Bounceback Grant Program
Press Release

WEDC tours unique retail businesses to announce Main Street Bounceback Grant Program

$10,000 grants will support businesses that move into vacant commercial spaces

IRIS USA Inc. expands operations in Pleasant Prairie
Press Release

IRIS USA Inc. expands operations in Pleasant Prairie

Expansion will create 90 jobs, $6.1 million in capital investment

Gov. Evers, WEDC Secretary Hughes, Local Leaders Celebrate Opening of Nexus Pharmaceuticals’ New Manufacturing Facility in Pleasant Prairie
WEDC grant helps Urban League aid startups
Press Release

WEDC grant helps Urban League aid startups

Black Business Hub Accelerator Fund will support diverse entrepreneurs

Gov. Evers, WEDC Celebrate Heartland Produce Groundbreaking on New $29 Million Facility in Kenosha
Press Release

Gov. Evers, WEDC Celebrate Heartland Produce Groundbreaking on New $29 Million Facility in Kenosha

WEDC supports project with up to $500,000 in tax credits

Gov. Evers Announces Groundbreaking $130 Million Investment in Workforce Solutions
Press Release

Gov. Evers Announces Groundbreaking $130 Million Investment in Workforce Solutions

New workforce programs build on successes and incentivize new solutions to workforce challenges

PartsBadger LLC expands in Cedarburg
Press Release

PartsBadger LLC expands in Cedarburg

New expansion will create 26 jobs, entail $1.55 million in capital investment

Plats and Parcels: Milwaukee Strikes Out On Building New USPS Truck
Plats and Parcels

Milwaukee Strikes Out On Building New USPS Truck

Plus: A recap of the week's real estate news.

Milwaukee Public Museum Project Receives State Grant

Milwaukee Public Museum Project Receives State Grant

$150,000 grant supports site clearing, environmental investigation.

City Of Milwaukee Receives $150,000 State Grant To Support Milwaukee Public Museum Plans
Press Release

City Of Milwaukee Receives $150,000 State Grant To Support Milwaukee Public Museum Plans

WEDC investment to help fund site investigation for redevelopment.

Family dairy farm finds sweet success
Press Release

Family dairy farm finds sweet success

Udder Brothers’ Creamery allows brothers to keep milking

Unique Milwaukee housing project aims to build true community
Press Release

Unique Milwaukee housing project aims to build true community

With WEDC support, Community Within The Corridor will offer housing, child care, food resources, training and more

Great Ideas rewarded in WEDC’s inaugural Downtown Pitch Contest
Press Release

Great Ideas rewarded in WEDC’s inaugural Downtown Pitch Contest

Winner receives $10,000 to make their idea a reality, 12 regional finalists recognized

Main Street Makeover winner unveils new look
Press Release

Main Street Makeover winner unveils new look

Family-owned clothing store makes updates to celebrate 75th anniversary.

Unique training program receives WEDC grant
Press Release

Unique training program receives WEDC grant

SOFTEC Education will use $47,100 grant to offer entrepreneurship training

First Main Street Mini-Makeover Contest winner unveils new look
Press Release

First Main Street Mini-Makeover Contest winner unveils new look

The Sow’s Ear in Verona reimagines indoor dining for Sow’s Ear Pantry

Black-owned family business finds success in trucking
Press Release

Black-owned family business finds success in trucking

A loan fund supported by WEDC help solve critical cash flow problems

City of Weyauwega receives $93,000 state grant to support redevelopment of vacant Main Street building
Press Release

City of Weyauwega receives $93,000 state grant to support redevelopment of vacant Main Street building

WEDC investment to help fund construction for commercial space and apartments

Gov. Evers Announces Application Dates for $420 Million in Wisconsin Tomorrow Small Business Recovery Grants
Press Release

Gov. Evers Announces Application Dates for $420 Million in Wisconsin Tomorrow Small Business Recovery Grants

Participating businesses to receive $5,000; grant program to help up to 84,000 Wisconsin small businesses

Keeping Wisconsin’s restaurants open for business
Press Release

Keeping Wisconsin’s restaurants open for business

Small Business Administration offers emergency funding to help hospitality businesses recover from the impacts of COVID-19 pandemic

City of Sturgeon Bay receives $250,000 state grant to support redevelopment of theater
Press Release

City of Sturgeon Bay receives $250,000 state grant to support redevelopment of theater

WEDC investment to help fund rehabilitation of the Third Avenue Playhouse

Gov. Evers, WEDC Announce Pilot Program to Test SpaceX Internet Service in Eau Claire County
Press Release

Gov. Evers, WEDC Announce Pilot Program to Test SpaceX Internet Service in Eau Claire County

Rural residents, businesses will test Starlink service

City of Menasha receives $250,000 state grant to support downtown redevelopment
Press Release

City of Menasha receives $250,000 state grant to support downtown redevelopment

WEDC investment to help fund construction for new commercial space and apartments

Rockline expands operations in Sheboygan
Press Release

Rockline expands operations in Sheboygan

Expansion will create 54 jobs, $19.7 million capital investment

Village of Lena receives $110,000 state grant to support expansion of downtown catering business
28 Wisconsin school districts awarded Fab Labs Grants
City of Green Lake receives $250,000 state grant to support redevelopment of hotel and resort
Press Release

City of Green Lake receives $250,000 state grant to support redevelopment of hotel and resort

WEDC investment to help fund reopening of the Heidel House

Gov. Evers Announces $420 Million in Wisconsin Tomorrow Small Business Recovery Grants
Press Release

Gov. Evers Announces $420 Million in Wisconsin Tomorrow Small Business Recovery Grants

Participating businesses to receive $5,000; grant program to potentially help approximately 84,000 Wisconsin small businesses

Rep Hintz: Statement on Approval of Revised Foxconn Contract
New Foxconn and WEDC Agreement Provides Flexibility and Clarity for Renewed Tech Investments in Science and Technology Park
Gov. Evers Announces Renegotiated Foxconn Contract to Save Taxpayers $2.77 Billion
Press Release

Gov. Evers Announces Renegotiated Foxconn Contract to Save Taxpayers $2.77 Billion

$80 million, six-year agreement to guarantee taxpayer savings, protect local and state infrastructure investments, require job creation to receive incentives

Historic Frank Lloyd Wright school to get new life as arts center
Press Release

Historic Frank Lloyd Wright school to get new life as arts center

WEDC investment helps historic renovation of the Wyoming Valley School

Gov. Evers, Foxconn Reach New Agreement
Press Release

Gov. Evers, Foxconn Reach New Agreement

Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation Board of Directors set to review, approve agreement

Drexel Building Supply, Inc. expands operations in New Berlin
Press Release

Drexel Building Supply, Inc. expands operations in New Berlin

New facility will create 50 jobs, $11 million capital investment

Bring big ideas to life downtown
Press Release

Bring big ideas to life downtown

WEDC contest offers $10,000 top prize for downtown business pitch

Wisconsin Startup Coalition’s First Advocacy Week Kicks-Off
Press Release

Wisconsin Startup Coalition’s First Advocacy Week Kicks-Off

Organization Will Promote Policies That Grow Wisconsin's Economy

Gov. Evers Announces More Than $46 Million in Support to Small Businesses
Press Release

Gov. Evers Announces More Than $46 Million in Support to Small Businesses

Estimated 9,300 small businesses to receive $5,000 grants through ‘We’re All In’ program

WEDC releases report outlining state’s economic recovery strategy
Press Release

WEDC releases report outlining state’s economic recovery strategy

Wisconsin Tomorrow: Building an Economy for All calls for investments in people

Verona business wins first Main Street Mini-Makeover Contest
Press Release

Verona business wins first Main Street Mini-Makeover Contest

The Sow’s Ear to receive merchandising makeover with help from WEDC

Village of Argyle receives $250,000 state grant to support redevelopment of former Ford building
Press Release

Village of Argyle receives $250,000 state grant to support redevelopment of former Ford building

WEDC investment to help fund renovations for commercial space and apartments

MilliporeSigma expands operations in Verona
Press Release

MilliporeSigma expands operations in Verona

$65 million expansion will create approximately 50 full-time jobs

Weather Shield expands operations in Park Falls
Press Release

Weather Shield expands operations in Park Falls

New expansion will create 40 jobs, $3.6 million capital investment

Gov. Evers, WEDC Host Roundtable on Economic Recovery and Opportunity with Small Business Owners, Farmers, and Agricultural Producers
Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation CEO to go “On the Issues,” March 18
City of Mineral Point receives $250,000 state grant to support development of winery
Press Release

City of Mineral Point receives $250,000 state grant to support development of winery

WEDC investment to help fund building and outdoor event space renovations

Baraboo plastics company expands to meet demand for COVID testing and medical supplies
Press Release

Baraboo plastics company expands to meet demand for COVID testing and medical supplies

Teel Plastics expected to add 59 jobs with a fourth location

WEDC awards 13 grants to support entrepreneurship programs throughout Wisconsin
Press Release

WEDC awards 13 grants to support entrepreneurship programs throughout Wisconsin

More than $500,000 awarded to groups helping startups thrive

Stella & Chewy’s expands operations in Oak Creek
Press Release

Stella & Chewy’s expands operations in Oak Creek

New facility will create 245 jobs, draw $67.7 million in capital investment

Gov. Evers, WEDC, PSC Announce $100,000 Grant to Assist Drone-based Broadband to Serve Students in Eagle River
Plastics firm expands operations in Sussex
Press Release

Plastics firm expands operations in Sussex

Sussex IM expansion will create 84 jobs, draw $9.9 million capital investment

City of Mayville receives $137,500 state grant to support redevelopment of nonprofit coffeehouse
Press Release

City of Mayville receives $137,500 state grant to support redevelopment of nonprofit coffeehouse

WEDC investment to help fund renovations for The Open Door Coffeehouse

Village of Hixton receives $233,000 state grant to support redevelopment of commercial building
Press Release

Village of Hixton receives $233,000 state grant to support redevelopment of commercial building

WEDC investment to help fund construction of new Sampson Heating & Air Conditioning building

Town of Cable receives $250,000 state grant to redevelop idle resort site
Press Release

Town of Cable receives $250,000 state grant to redevelop idle resort site

WEDC funding to help support former Telemark Lodge Property

Ashland business wins Main Street Makeover Contest
Press Release

Ashland business wins Main Street Makeover Contest

Moores on Main to receive up to $10,000 to help give business facelift

City of Madison receives $250,000 state grant to redevelop idle site
Press Release

City of Madison receives $250,000 state grant to redevelop idle site

WEDC funding to help support Westgate Mall redevelopment

New round of WEDC grants to focus on aid to diverse entrepreneurs
Press Release

New round of WEDC grants to focus on aid to diverse entrepreneurs

Organizations working with minority, women and LGBTQ businesses encouraged to apply for the targeted Entrepreneurship Support Grants

Foxconn Sued for Breach of Contract

Foxconn Sued for Breach of Contract

Real estate developer seeking nearly $400 million on behalf of taxpayers.

Murphy’s Law: Robin Vos Will Solve Foxconn Fiasco
Murphy’s Law

Robin Vos Will Solve Foxconn Fiasco

Assembly Speaker has toured the plant and Foxconn is definitely, probably manufacturing… something.

Gov. Evers Announces WEDC Incentive Package for Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company in Chippewa Falls
Press Release

Gov. Evers Announces WEDC Incentive Package for Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company in Chippewa Falls

New Enterprise Zone would help company retain nearly 500 high-paying jobs in Chippewa Falls

City of Superior receives $250,000 state grant to support construction of new downtown hotel
Press Release

City of Superior receives $250,000 state grant to support construction of new downtown hotel

WEDC investment to help fund development of 60-room Cobblestone Hotel & Suites

City of South Milwaukee receives $250,000 state grant to support revitalization of downtown building
Gov. Evers: We’re All In Grants Provide Nearly $240 Million Total to Wisconsin Small Businesses
Press Release

Gov. Evers: We’re All In Grants Provide Nearly $240 Million Total to Wisconsin Small Businesses

Program targeting sectors hit hardest by COVID-19 largest direct-aid program for small businesses in WEDC history

WEDC allocates funding to Key Strategic Partner organizations for another year
Press Release

WEDC allocates funding to Key Strategic Partner organizations for another year

$1,675,000 in block-style grants to be given to nine regional economic development organizations and three diverse chambers of commerce across Wisconsin

Gov. Evers, WEDC Announce $500,000 Grant Award to Brown County for Port of Green Bay Expansion
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Gov. Evers, WEDC Announce $500,000 Grant Award to Brown County for Port of Green Bay Expansion

WEDC funds will assist purchase of decommissioned Pulliam Plant property, coal pile relocation

Op Ed: Lessons We Learned In 2020
Op Ed

Lessons We Learned In 2020

WEDC awarded $220 million to 50,000 state businesses, learning what communities need to grow economy.

State Clears Unemployment Claims Backlog

State Clears Unemployment Claims Backlog

Evers promotes Amy Pechacek to secretary designee of Department of Workforce Development.

Secretary of Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. Missy Hughes to Headline Newsmaker Lunch Hour
Governor Evers announces new WEDC guides for workplace mental health during COVID-19 pandemic
Wisconsin entrepreneurs benefit from WEDC-UW System programs
Murphy’s Law: 9 Reasons a New Foxconn Contract Is Unlikely
Murphy’s Law

9 Reasons a New Foxconn Contract Is Unlikely

Foxconn says the new deal is “within reach.” On the contrary, it’s far from settled.

Gov. Evers Announces Governor’s Blue Ribbon Commission on Rural Prosperity Releases Report and Ten Action Recommendations
Gov. Evers Announces Software Firm Expert Institute Selects Milwaukee for Midwest Office
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Gov. Evers Announces Software Firm Expert Institute Selects Milwaukee for Midwest Office

Company is latest tech business to invest in southeastern Wisconsin

Audit Says Foxconn Loophole Needs a Fix

Audit Says Foxconn Loophole Needs a Fix

WEDC wrongly allows tax credits to be awarded for work done outside state, Legislative Audit Bureau says.

Gov. Evers Celebrates Molson Coors’ Expansion in Milwaukee
Press Release

Gov. Evers Celebrates Molson Coors’ Expansion in Milwaukee

Package saves more than 500 Milwaukee jobs, add 377 new jobs

Gov. Evers Announces We’re All Innovating Contest Winners
Press Release

Gov. Evers Announces We’re All Innovating Contest Winners

231 businesses recognized for creative responses to COVID-19 pandemic

Gov. Evers Announces $45 Million in Targeted Assistance for Restaurants Impacted by the COVID-19 Pandemic
Press Release

Gov. Evers Announces $45 Million in Targeted Assistance for Restaurants Impacted by the COVID-19 Pandemic

Eligible businesses will receive $20,000 grant by year-end

Gov. Evers Invests $120 Million to Support Small Businesses as COVID-19 Cases Surge
Press Release

Gov. Evers Invests $120 Million to Support Small Businesses as COVID-19 Cases Surge

New “We’re All In” grants investment includes $70 Million for second round

Bayfield County receives $250,000 state grant to support expansion of a retreat center
Press Release

Bayfield County receives $250,000 state grant to support expansion of a retreat center

WEDC investment to help fund the construction of the Wild Rice Retreat

Gov. Evers Announces HARIBO to Begin Work on Pleasant Prairie Factory
Wisconsin school districts encouraged to apply for Fab Labs Grants
Press Release

Wisconsin school districts encouraged to apply for Fab Labs Grants

WEDC expects to award grants to 20 districts; deadline is Jan.8

Back in the News: The Foxconn Deal Was Never Real
Back in the News

The Foxconn Deal Was Never Real

The Verge interviews employees who describe nightmare-like conditions and a completely phony project.

Gov. Evers, PSC, WEDC Announce Six Communities Selected for Broadband Connectors Pilot Program
State Awarding Grants to 10,000 Small Businesses

State Awarding Grants to 10,000 Small Businesses

Round II of “We’re All In” grants will give each business $5,000.

Back in the News: Foxconn Won’t Get State Tax Credits
Back in the News

Foxconn Won’t Get State Tax Credits

State informs company it must revise contract or there will be no tax credits awarded.

City of Lancaster receives $250,000 state grant to assist in the development of a new hotel
Press Release

City of Lancaster receives $250,000 state grant to assist in the development of a new hotel

WEDC investment to help fund the construction of a Sleep Inn & Suites

Second round of We’re All In Grants will provide $50 million more for small businesses
Press Release

Second round of We’re All In Grants will provide $50 million more for small businesses

State aims to assist businesses still facing impacts of COVID-19

Gov. Evers Invests Additional $100 Million in Wisconsin Small Businesses and Economic Stabilization
Press Release

Gov. Evers Invests Additional $100 Million in Wisconsin Small Businesses and Economic Stabilization

Investments include second round of We’re All In Grants and investments in tourism, entertainment, and cultural venues

We’re All Innovating Contest celebrates Wisconsin small business creativity amid COVID-19 pandemic
Milwaukee County receives $144,400 state grant to support office renovation for the African American Chamber of Commerce of Wisconsin
Press Release

Milwaukee County receives $144,400 state grant to support office renovation for the African American Chamber of Commerce of Wisconsin

WEDC investment to help fund the development of the new Legacy Co-Working and Innovation Space

Gov. Evers, WEDC Announce $4 million Available in Loans to Aid Kenosha Businesses
Press Release

Gov. Evers, WEDC Announce $4 million Available in Loans to Aid Kenosha Businesses

Businesses may receive up to $50,000 for clean-up, restoration, and repair costs

WEDC and PSC to launch new broadband technical assistance pilot
Press Release

WEDC and PSC to launch new broadband technical assistance pilot

Pilot will help six communities prepare to apply for broadband funds

Small business owners invited to register for 7th annual Lieutenant Governor’s Conference on Small Business Development
Menomonie business celebrates its Main Street Makeover
Press Release

Menomonie business celebrates its Main Street Makeover

Ted’s Pizza Palace received $10,000 facelift just in time for 50th anniversary

Evers Offers Disaster Help to Kenosha

Evers Offers Disaster Help to Kenosha

No-interest loans for businesses hurt by burnings, looting, vandalism.

Gov. Evers, Democrats, WEDC Announce Up to $1 Million in No-interest Loans Authorized to Assist Kenosha Businesses
Press Release

Gov. Evers, Democrats, WEDC Announce Up to $1 Million in No-interest Loans Authorized to Assist Kenosha Businesses

Eligible costs include clean-up, restoration, and repairs for businesses affected

WEDC recognized for excellence in financial reporting
Press Release

WEDC recognized for excellence in financial reporting

Government Finance Officers Association recognizes WEDC for seventh consecutive year

Branches LLC receives $25,000 state grant to assist with international market customization
Press Release

Branches LLC receives $25,000 state grant to assist with international market customization

WEDC investment to assist with creating materials for global markets

La Crosse County receives $250,000 state grant to support construction of new gymnasiums
Press Release

La Crosse County receives $250,000 state grant to support construction of new gymnasiums

WEDC investment to help fund collaborative project between Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater La Crosse, Holmen Area Community Center and School District of Holmen

Village of McFarland receives $250,000 state grant to support construction of new apartment complex and commercial building
Press Release

Village of McFarland receives $250,000 state grant to support construction of new apartment complex and commercial building

WEDC investment to help fund development of a new 47-unit apartment building and standalone commercial space

Communities, businesses, citizens say ‘We’re All In’ to stop spread of COVID-19
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
Press Release

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
Press Release

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
Press Release

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
Press Release

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
Press Release

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
Press Release

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
Press Release

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
Press Release

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
Press Release

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
Press Release

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
Press Release

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
Press Release

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
Press Release

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
Press Release

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
Press Release

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
Press Release

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
Press Release

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
Press Release

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.