Consul general of Japan sets “grassroots caravan” to Wisconsin

Two-day visit will highlight contributions of Japanese-owned firms to communities MADISON, WI. AUG. 15, 2019 – Naoki Ito, the consul general of Japan in Chicago, will spend two days in Wisconsin highlighting the important contributions of Japanese-owned businesses to communities here. Consul General Ito is traveling with the Grassroots Caravan, an initiative to connect with local communities where Japanese companies have invested. The Grassroots Caravan … Continue reading Consul general of Japan sets “grassroots caravan” to Wisconsin

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

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

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

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

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

Governor Evers will lead trade mission to Japan in September

Trade mission to Tokyo, Yokohama and Chiba City from Sept. 6-14 offers business leaders opportunities to establish or expand exports to Japan MADISON, WI. JULY 17, 2019 – Governor Tony Evers will lead a trade mission to Japan from Sept. 6-14 as part of the state’s efforts to expand exports by Wisconsin companies. This will be the first trade mission of his new administration. “This mission … Continue reading Governor Evers will lead trade mission to Japan in September

Fresenius Kabi chooses Kenosha County for regional distribution center

New location in Pleasant Prairie is expected to create 95 jobs MADISON, WI. July 16, 2019 – Fresenius Kabi, a global health care company, is establishing a regional distribution center in Pleasant Prairie. The multimillion-dollar investment is expected to create 95 jobs over the next four years. “Companies have a choice when deciding to expand, and Fresenius Kabi’s choice to establish a regional distribution center … Continue reading Fresenius Kabi chooses Kenosha County for regional distribution center

WEDC grant to assist small businesses on Milwaukee’s Northwest side

Lt. Gov. Barnes: Fund will make flexible loans available for early stage businesses MILWAUKEE. JULY 12, 2019 – Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes announced today the state will provide $500,000 to the Northwest Side Community Development Corporation (NWSCDC) in Milwaukee to assist its targeted small business startup loan fund. NWSCDC will provide $500,000 of seed funding, to be matched by funds from WEDC’s Capital Catalyst Program, … Continue reading WEDC grant to assist small businesses on Milwaukee’s Northwest side