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Wisconsin Economic Development Guide Now Available

The story of the state’s evolving business climate receives perhaps its most complete coverage yet in a new publication that captures the perspectives of business leaders and economic development stakeholders throughout the state.

Seed Accelerators Give Startups a Chance to Grow

When it comes to being a successful entrepreneur, having a great idea backed by limitless drive is only half the battle. To have any chance of becoming commercially viable, today’s startups also have to focus on customer development, technology validation, product design and testing, identifying and connecting with the right target markets and financial management. Initiatives like the WEDC’s Seed Accelerator Program are providing dozens of startups with the kind of support that gives them a better chance to achieve long-term success.


Menomonie Named Newest Wisconsin Main Street Community

In addition, 16 new Connect Communities have been added. Both programs focus on revitalization of historic downtown districts.


Company Success Story: Gamber-Johnson

The Stevens Point-based maker of rugged computer mounting systems for vehicles attributes almost all of its growth in recent years to export expansion.


New Competition Aims to Advance Water Entrepreneurship

A collaboration among Veolia, The Water Council and WEDC will fast-track innovative technologies, furthering sustainability in the water sector while enabling young companies to grow.

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State’s Food and Beverage Sector Spotlighted at Trade Show

The In Wisconsin® exhibit at IFT15, the Institute of Food Technologists trade show in Chicago, showcased the breadth and depth of Wisconsin’s strength in agriculture, food processing, ingredients and other areas.


FAQ: Partnerships for Global Talent

Companies can apply for funding to support undergraduate internships with a dual purpose: to help college students gain global business skills, and to help Wisconsin companies grow worldwide.


Survey Ranks Wisconsin #2 in U.S. for Scaling up Businesses

Wisconsin’s mid-market companies, with annual revenue between $10 million and $1 billion, are creating 92 percent of net jobs, despite accounting for less than 1 percent of all companies, a survey finds.


A Decade of Supporting High-Tech Startups In Wisconsin

A recently issued report looks back at the performance of the Qualified New Business Venture Program in 2014 and over the past decade. The program offers tax credits to increase the appeal of investing in startups, and thus makes it easier for these companies to attract the funding they need to thrive.

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