Wisconsin selected for policy academy to strengthen manufacturing

Wisconsin to join cohort of states in Policy Academy on Strengthening Your State’s Manufacturers MADISON, WI. AUG. 14, 2019—Wisconsin has been selected to participate in the year-long Policy Academy on Strengthening Your State’s Manufacturers. Wisconsin will join Arizona, Colorado, Illinois, Maine, Maryland, Missouri, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Vermont for a collaborative and custom-built experience to assist manufacturers. The Policy Academy on Strengthening Your State’s Manufacturers … Continue reading Wisconsin selected for policy academy to strengthen manufacturing

Forward Festival 2019: Eight reasons to attend

The 10th annual Forward Festival will be taking place Aug. 22-29 in and around Madison. Billed as a celebration of innovation for “entrepreneurs, nerds, geeks, hackers, foodies and creatives” from around Wisconsin and the Midwest, the festival has something for everyone. Here are just a few of the reasons to block off your calendar: It’s big. With more than 50 events and an expected 5,000-plus … Continue reading Forward Festival 2019: Eight reasons to attend

Specialty Cheese Company Inc. expands operations in Reeseville

New expansion will create 36 jobs, $1.65 million capital investment MADISON, WI. AUG. 12, 2019 – Specialty Cheese Company Inc., one of the nation’s top manufacturers of ethnic cheeses and baked cheese snacks, is expanding its facility operations in Reeseville—a $1.65 million project expected to create 36 jobs over the next two years. “Specialty Cheese Company’s investment in Wisconsin shows the company’s continued commitment to … Continue reading Specialty Cheese Company Inc. expands operations in Reeseville

WEDC, industry leaders recognize statewide economic contributions of Wisconsin’s paper manufacturers

Events in four communities highlight public-private partnerships, new opportunities MADISON, WI. August 5, 2019–Officials from the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) visited three paper plants and the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point today to draw attention to the release of a new report showing the importance of the paper industry to the state’s economy. Drawing on national industry data, the study by the Wisconsin Institute for … Continue reading WEDC, industry leaders recognize statewide economic contributions of Wisconsin’s paper manufacturers

Wisconsin’s paper industry still leads the nation, WEDC study finds

Report underscores economic impact of state’s paper industry, outlines emerging opportunities MADISON, WI. August 5, 2019 – Wisconsin’s paper industry continues to lead the nation on many economic measures, according to a new study released today by the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC). The study by the Wisconsin Institute for Sustainable Technology (WIST) at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point found the state ranks first in … Continue reading Wisconsin’s paper industry still leads the nation, WEDC study finds

City of Onalaska receives $250,000 state grant to support development of 102-unit residential building

WEDC investment to help fund development of the Great River Residences in downtown Onalaska MADISON, WI. AUG. 1, 2019 – The City of Onalaska is receiving a $250,000 state grant to help finance the construction of the Great River Residences located in the city’s downtown. The Community Development Investment Grant from the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) will support the new construction of a 102-unit … Continue reading City of Onalaska receives $250,000 state grant to support development of 102-unit residential building

Wisconsin’s blockchain companies demonstrate this technology’s problem-solving potential

There’s something about Wisconsin that makes it fertile ground for tech startups using blockchain technology to solve concrete, real-world challenges. For proof, just look at Wisconsin Inno’s 2018 “25 under 25” list. First and second on the list are the students behind Marquette University’s Blockchain Lab, Davis Marklin and Alec Shaw. Right behind them is Darek Urben, founder of the cryptocurrency portfolio management platform Coinigy—with … Continue reading Wisconsin’s blockchain companies demonstrate this technology’s problem-solving potential

WEDC names new vice president of business and community development

Mary Gage brings more than 20 years’ experience in community economic development in Wisconsin MADISON, WI. JULY 29, 2019 – Mary Gage has been named vice president of business and community development for the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC), WEDC Deputy Secretary and Chief Operating Officer Tricia Braun announced today. Gage has been working in the field of community economic development in Wisconsin for more than … Continue reading WEDC names new vice president of business and community development

Capital Catalyst grants announced to extend entrepreneurship support to new communities across the state

As funding for entrepreneurial ventures becomes more widely available across Wisconsin, a continuing challenge is making sure access is widespread—and that it reaches into geographic areas and social and professional networks that have not historically had as much access to these resources. WEDC’s latest round of Capital Catalyst awards aims to help with this, providing matching funds for local funding sources in communities across the … Continue reading Capital Catalyst grants announced to extend entrepreneurship support to new communities across the state

State leaders, local officials to celebrate downtown successes on Wisconsin Main Street Day July 24

At events across the state, Lt. Governor and other leaders will recognize downtown revitalization projects and welcome new program members MADISON, WI. July 24, 2019 – State officials will join local leaders in six communities to highlight the important role that downtown business districts play in Wisconsin’s economy as part of Wisconsin Main Street Day on Wednesday, July 24. Lieutenant Governor Mandela Barnes, Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation … Continue reading State leaders, local officials to celebrate downtown successes on Wisconsin Main Street Day July 24