WEDC lists top economic development deals of 2019

MADISON, WI. DEC. 26, 2019 — The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) today released its list of Wisconsin’s biggest economic development deals of 2019. This calendar year, WEDC assisted 289 businesses and communities across 16 industries, totaling more than $250 million in awards. The more than $1.2 billion in planned capital investments for the projects supported by WEDC this year are expected to create more than … Continue reading WEDC lists top economic development deals of 2019

Governor Evers: Brookings/ITIF proposal would significantly boost funding for Wisconsin tech leaders

Report calls for 10-year, $100 billion federal Investment in “heartland” tech centers MADISON, WI. DEC 9, 2019 –Governor Tony Evers today urged Wisconsin’s congressional delegation to give careful consideration to a new proposal that would provide up to $100 billion in the next decade to fund technological entrepreneurship and innovation in so-called “heartland” states. A report released today jointly by the Metropolitan Policy Program at … Continue reading Governor Evers: Brookings/ITIF proposal would significantly boost funding for Wisconsin tech leaders

WEDC Vice President for International Business Development Katy Sinnott receives Anthony J. Gradisnik Award from WAFLT

MADISON, WI. DEC 9, 2019 – Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) Vice President for International Business Development Katy Sinnott has received the Anthony J. Gradisnik Award from the Wisconsin Association of Foreign Language Teachers (WAFLT) in recognition of her contributions and service to the study of world languages in Wisconsin and across the country. The award recognizes enthusiasm and advocacy for language education in areas … Continue reading WEDC Vice President for International Business Development Katy Sinnott receives Anthony J. Gradisnik Award from WAFLT

Door County boutique hotel breaks ground

WEDC will provide $250,000 to the Village of Sister Bay to help fund the project MADISON, WI. DEC. 3, 2019 – Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) Deputy Secretary Sam Rikkers will be on hand today at noon, along with developers and state and local officials, for a groundbreaking on the new Dörr Hotel in Sister Bay. The Dörr Hotel project is Door County’s first hotel … Continue reading Door County boutique hotel breaks ground

Businesses gear up for Small Business Saturday

WEDC Secretary and CEO will visit Viroqua retailers on Wednesday to raise awareness for the event  MADISON, WI. NOV. 19, 2019 – To show support for locally owned independent businesses during the coming holiday shopping season, WEDC Secretary and CEO Missy Hughes will kick off preparations for Small Business Saturday with a visit to retailers in her home town of Viroqua on Wednesday, Nov. 20. … Continue reading Businesses gear up for Small Business Saturday

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

WEDC will provide $250,000 to the City of Sturgeon Bay to help fund the project MADISON, WI. NOV. 19, 2019 – The Board of Directors of the Door County Maritime Museum (DCMM), along with developers, donors and local officials, broke ground on the 10-story Maritime Lighthouse Tower museum expansion Wednesday, signaling the start of construction activities. The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) is supporting the … Continue reading Door County Maritime Museum breaks ground on construction of new lighthouse tower

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 MADISON, WI. NOV. 18, 2019 – The City of Baraboo is receiving a $54,700 state grant to help transform the historic AL. (Albert) Ringling Mansion Ballroom into a new brewpub located in downtown Baraboo. The Community Development Investment Grant from the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) will support the renovation of the … Continue reading City of Baraboo receives $54,700 state grant to support renovation of historic AL. Ringling Mansion

Wisconsin businesses invited to apply for 2020 Governor’s Export Achievement Award

Program highlights global reach of Wisconsin products and services MADISON, WI. NOV. 18, 2019 – The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) invites Wisconsin companies and organizations that have achieved exporting success to apply for a 2020 Governor’s Export Achievement Award. The awards are open to companies of all sizes as well as to organizations that have contributed to the state’s ability to compete in the … Continue reading Wisconsin businesses invited to apply for 2020 Governor’s Export Achievement Award

UW System and WEDC introduce online “how to” Talent Generator

EAU CLAIRE, WI. Nov. 12, 2019—To make it easier for businesses to launch their own internship programs, the University of Wisconsin System and the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) have introduced the Talent Generator, a new online tool offering smart tips and best practices for creating and sustaining a successful student talent development program. The easy-to-use, no-cost tool was unveiled today by UW System President … Continue reading UW System and WEDC introduce online “how to” Talent Generator

WEDC announces deputy secretary and chief operating officer

Current deputy secretary is taking senior position with JP Cullen MADISON, WI. NOV. 8, 2019 – Sam Rikkers has joined the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) as deputy secretary and chief operating officer (COO), the organization’s secretary and CEO, Missy Hughes, announced today. Rikkers, who is currently strategic economic initiatives director at the Department of Administration (DOA), will succeed Tricia Braun on Nov. 15. Braun … Continue reading WEDC announces deputy secretary and chief operating officer