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 MADISON, WI. Nov. 6, 2019 – Officials from the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC), state and local leaders, and former Governor Tommy Thompson broke ground today on Riverwood Eagle’s Nest, a multi-phase project to assisted living and memory care services for the Wisconsin Dells area. WEDC is providing the City of … Continue reading Riverwood Eagle’s Nest breaks ground on construction of new senior community project in Wisconsin Dells

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

WEDC officials present award in North Fond du Lac as part of Manufacturing Month MADISON, WI. OCT. 29, 2019 – As part of Manufacturing Month, officials from the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) today welcomed FZE Manufacturing Solutions as the latest company to join WEDC’s Made In Wisconsin® program. “The Made In Wisconsin program is a wonderful way for the many companies that call Wisconsin … Continue reading FZE Manufacturing Solutions, LLC named latest Made in Wisconsin® company

2019 MARKETPLACE Governor’s Awards recognize outstanding businesses

Governor Evers presents awards to top minority-, woman-, and veteran-owned businesses MADISON, WI. Oct.  24, 2019 – Eight Wisconsin businesses received top honors in the 2019 MARKETPLACE Governor’s Awards competition, which recognizes outstanding businesses owned by minorities, women and service-disabled veterans. The awards were presented by Governor Tony Evers and Missy Hughes, secretary and CEO of the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC), on Thursday, Oct. … Continue reading 2019 MARKETPLACE Governor’s Awards recognize outstanding businesses

Vets Plus Inc. expands operations in Menomonie

New expansion/facility will create 199 jobs, result in $2.5 million capital investment MADISON, WI. OCT. 21, 2019 – Vets Plus Inc., a manufacturer and distributor of animal health and nutrition products, is expanding its pharmaceutical manufacturing facilities and operations in Menomonie—a $2.5 million project expected to create 199 jobs over the next three years. “This decision by Vets Plus to invest here in Wisconsin shows … Continue reading Vets Plus Inc. expands operations in Menomonie

WEDC recognized for achievement in economic development

WEDC awarded Excellence in Economic Development Award from German American Chambers of Commerce MADISON, WI. OCT. 11, 2019 – The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) has been named the recipient of the Excellence in Economic Development Award from the German American Chambers of Commerce (GACC). The GACCs’ German American Business Awards honor excellence in the German-American business community in the fields of innovation, services and … Continue reading WEDC recognized for achievement in economic development

WEDC launches new Wisconsin Supplier Network website

Updates will ease connections for buyers and sellers in Wisconsin and beyond MADISON, WI, OCT. 8, 2019 – The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) is launching a new website to help connect new and existing businesses in Wisconsin with the buyers, suppliers and service providers they need. The new Wisconsin Supplier Network (WSN), which can be found at wisconsinsuppliernetwork.com, will take the place of the … Continue reading WEDC launches new Wisconsin Supplier Network website

Governor Evers and WEDC Secretary and CEO Missy Hughes to meet with economic development leaders in statewide tour

‘Get acquainted’ tour will enable new WEDC chief to meet local, regional leaders in economic development MADISON, WI. OCT. 4, 2019 – Governor Tony Evers and Missy Hughes, secretary and CEO of the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) will visit communities across Wisconsin next week in a series of events highlighting the state’s economic development efforts. “I’m excited to join Secretary Hughes as we meet … Continue reading Governor Evers and WEDC Secretary and CEO Missy Hughes to meet with economic development leaders in statewide tour

Cokie Roberts, a Legend at the Library, Dies at 75

Roberts signing books at the 2015 National Book Festival. Photo: Shawn Miller. Cokie Roberts, the broadcaster, journalist and best-selling author whose multimedia work was a vital part of Washington reporting, died this morning from complications of breast cancer. She was 75. Her political commentary work for ABC News, NPR and PBS, along with her numerous books about women in history, were part of the firmament … Continue reading Cokie Roberts, a Legend at the Library, Dies at 75

Beaver Dam Commerce Park ready for development

Industrial site is latest addition to Certified In Wisconsin® program BEAVER DAM — Gov. Tony Evers announced today that the Beaver Dam Commerce Park has been certified as ready for development by the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation’s (WEDC’s) Certified In Wisconsin® Program. “I’ve said all along that we have to take a 72-county approach to economic development in Wisconsin to ensure that communities throughout our … Continue reading Beaver Dam Commerce Park ready for development

City of Ashland receives $155,400 state grant to assist in renovation of community childcare center

MADISON, WI. AUG. 21, 2019 – The City of Ashland is receiving a $155,400 state grant to help finance the renovation of an existing commercial building into a brand-new child care facility. The Community Development Investment Grant from the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) will support a complete interior renovation of the future EverGrow Learning Center (EGLC) near the downtown area in order to serve … Continue reading City of Ashland receives $155,400 state grant to assist in renovation of community childcare center