We know that we’re fulfilling our mission when our strategies become actions and produce measurable results. Seeing those results and knowing that we’re helping to create opportunities for our neighbors to prosper is why we come to work every day, and why we continuously strive to improve and never allow complacency to take root.
The intent of the Annual Report on Economic Development is to provide transparency and guide fiscal and programmatic management toward measurable and reportable results. Wisconsin’s economic development programs are designed to retain and attract businesses, create jobs and encourage economic growth. Recognizing the importance of measuring these programs, the Legislature crafted 2007 Wisconsin Act 125, requiring specified state agencies to report annually by October 1 on the economic development programs they administered during the prior fiscal year.
This report includes program information from all participating state agencies; information from agencies other than WEDC is current as of June 30, 2016. WEDC’s online data generally will be updated quarterly and is currently updated through December 31, 2016.
To position Wisconsin as an economic leader, we need a regulatory environment that supports business. To that end, WEDC’s Office of Public Policy works to advance the state of economic development practices in Wisconsin, focusing on three key functional areas: