INsource – April 2014

INsource – April 2014





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Insource - The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation Newsletter
Volume I, Issue X
Executive Message: Wisconsin Gains National Media Attention

Throughout the past couple of years, Wisconsin has been thrust into the national spotlight for a variety of reasons. Recently, we have received substantial attention from national business, consumer and technology media outlets focusing on the strength of our state, its influential leaders and the positive business initiatives happening here.Read More

Quality Health Care – A Wisconsin Advantage
A skilled workforce is one of the most important aspects a business considers when determining where to locate or expand. So it makes sense that the final decision often comes down to the overall cost of labor—and that means health care costs must be a strong consideration for any business owner.

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Profile: NeuWave Medical
NeuWave Medical develops and commercializes energy-based, minimally invasive, medical devices to physicians and medical centers worldwide. The medical devices deliver energy to the human body to treat various medical conditions.

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‘CROWDFUNDING’ A New Financing Option for Startups
Owners of startup companies who may not be able to land big investors with deep pockets will soon have another way to raise capital: Wisconsin’s new “crowdfunding” law that allows state businesses to raise funds from a large number of small investors.

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Community Development Grants Boost Redevelopment
For decades, Green Bay officials have discussed plans to redevelop the historic Hotel Northland, a 90-year-old aging landmark located in the heart of the downtown.

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Redevelopment Opportunities and Resources
If you took a stroll down Milwaukee’s 30th Street in the late 1800s, you would have witnessed a vibrant industrial community, packed with factories that were once home to the likes of the city’s manufacturing powerhouses Tower Automotive and A.O. Smith Corp.

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Q&A: Federal Funding for Research and Development
While the WEDC offers a variety of financial and operational assistance to technology-based startup companies, the organization also helps entrepreneurs tap federal funding designed to spur innovation. Two such federal resources are the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Programs.

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Spotlight: Partnership with UW System Funds New Business
In an effort to cultivate University of Wisconsin entrepreneurs’ ideas, WEDC has partnered with the UW-Extension and UW System to create the Ideadvance Seed Fund.

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In This Issue

Quality Health Care – A Wisconsin Advantage

Community Development Grants

PROFILE: NeuWave Medical

‘CROWDFUNDING’ A New Financing Option For Startups

Wisconsin Gains National Media Attention

Redevelopment Opportunities and Resources

Q&A: Federal Funding For Research and Development

SPOTLIGHT: Partnership With UW System

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