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Journal Sentinel: WEDC’s bold approach to economic development

May 17, 2015

From the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (May 16, 2015) By Reed E. Hall Secretary and CEO Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation When the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation was established in July 2011, its primary mission was clear: respond quickly to the needs of the business community by working hand in hand with companies, economic development organizations and […] Read More

Up to $8 million in Wisconsin Fast Forward grants available to employers for customized worker training

May 15, 2015

Nine categories for employers, partners to submit proposals in Round 4 MADISON – Department of Workforce Development (DWD) Secretary Reggie Newson today announced up to $8 million is available for new customized worker training grants in nine occupational areas as part of Round 4 of Governor Walker’s Wisconsin Fast Forward (WFF) initiative. “Wisconsin Fast Forward […] Read More

Wisconsin State Journal: International delegation visits centers of innovation, technology

April 26, 2015

A foreign delegation featuring 47 government ministers from 28 countries spent Wednesday touring Madison-area centers of technology and entrepreneurship, starting with a tour of healthcare software giant Epic Systems Corp. in Verona and moving on to many examples of UW-Madison-related innovations. “It’s an opportunity to show off the Madison region,” said Paul Jadin, president of […] Read More

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WERCBench Labs Seeks Builders, Makers, Entrepreneurs

May 13, 2015

WEDC awards grant for new M-WERC immersive program for technology innovators Milwaukee, May 13, 2015 – Led by an experienced team and more than 60 world-class mentors, up to 15 start-ups including teams and individuals from a variety of funding stages will participate in a unique program this summer to build products and scale up […] Read More

Three State Companies Receive 2015 Governor’s Export Achievement Awards

May 12, 2015

PreventionGenetics, Gamber-Johnson, Chippewa Valley Bean recognized for exporting excellence MADISON, WI. May 12, 2015 – Chippewa Valley Bean Co. Inc., Gamber-Johnson LLC and PreventionGenetics, LLC are the 2015 recipients of Governor’s Export Achievement Award, which recognizes their success in global business development. “These three businesses are among the thousands of Wisconsin companies that have experienced […] Read More

FNA Group Relocating from Illinois to Wisconsin

May 11, 2015

Pressure washer manufacturer moving corporate headquarters from Chicago suburbs to Kenosha County MADISON, WI. May 11, 2015 – Six months after announcing plans to bring more than 100 jobs to Kenosha County, the FNA Group Inc. today announced that it also will relocate its corporate headquarters from Illinois to Pleasant Prairie. FNA, which manufacturers pressure […] Read More

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