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As you look for the ideal location for your next business site, we encourage you to consider Wisconsin. Read more about how our state’s strong business climate, unmatched strength in traditional and emerging industries, skilled workforce and well-coordinated economic development network deliver a business environment geared for success.

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Updates from Wisconsin at Water Quality Event WEFTEC

Check out stories about Wisconsin’s water industry strength, which is currently on display at the Wisconsin pavilion at the 2014 Water Environment Federation’s Annual Technical Exhibition and Conference.

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Wisconsin Manufacturing and Agriculture Credit

Wisconsin is well known for our manufacturing leadership. And because innovations in this industry continue to create a competitive advantage for our state, we provide specific incentives to manufacturers to maximize their production here. Chief among them is the Manufacturing and Agriculture Credit, which virtually eliminates the tax on income from manufacturing activity in the state.

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Marketplace 2014

Marketplace is the premier business capacity building conference of the year for minority, women and veteran owned companies to learn how they can do business with state, federal and local agencies as well as corporations.

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Insource Newsletter


From profiles of Wisconsin companies to the latest in economic development incentives, Insource highlights economic news and resources in Wisconsin.

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A quarterly e-newsletter distributed by the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC), Insource provides a comprehensive perspective on economic development in Wisconsin.

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News In Wisconsin

  • Unemployment Insurance Reforms, Economic Gains Help Wisconsin Employers’ Bottom Line

    After inheriting $1.4 billion UI Trust Fund deficit, Walker Administration, Legislators restore health to fun MADISON – After inheriting an Unemployment Insurance (UI) Trust Fund deficit of $1.4 billion in January 2011, Governor Scott Walker and legislative partners enacted historic reforms that moved the Trust Fund to its first positive balance this year since 2009. […]

  • Journal Sentinel: Regional manufacturing growth index remains positive

    An index that measures manufacturing growth in southeastern Wisconsin and northern Illinois remained in positive territory in July, according to a survey of companies released Thursday. The seasonally adjusted purchasing managers index for Wisconsin and northern Illinois was 63.87, up from 60.57 in June, noted Marquette University’s Center for Supply Chain Management and the local […]

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Press Releases

  • SBIR Advance grant-matching program recipients announced

    WEDC and UW-Extension’s Center for Technology Commercialization partnership supports high-tech commercialization MADISON, WI. Sept. 22, 2014 - Seven Wisconsin small high-tech businesses each will receive a $75,000 grant to commercialize their innovations—the first recipients of the SBIR Advance program, a collaboration between the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) and the UW-Extension Center for Technology Commercialization […]

  • Wisconsin’s trade rep for Western Europe to hold exporting sessions in Madison, Appleton, Milwaukee

    WEDC-sponsored events this week will provide first-hand information on exporting to Germany, Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg MADISON, WI. Sept. 22, 2014 – Wisconsin businesses interested in learning more about exporting to Western Europe are invited to attend one of three presentations hosted by the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) this week in Madison, Milwaukee and Appleton. […]

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