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Wisconsin State Journal: Sub-Zero/Wolf to build $62 million plant addition

August 03, 2015

(From the Wisconsin State Journal – Aug. 2, 2015) Sub-Zero Group, maker of the upscale Sub-Zero and Wolf kitchen appliances, will build a $62 million addition onto one of its Fitchburg plants and plans to hire 300 employees over the next three years. Sub-Zero officials chose the Fitchburg site in July over a location in Kentucky […] Read More

Janesville-Beloit MSA Ranked No. 1 in US for Job Growth

July 06, 2015

According to the 2015 Best Cities for Job Growth, which is an index released by, the Janesville-Beloit Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) was ranked #1 in the U.S. – in the small cities category – for Information Sector Jobs.  This index, which measures and calculates industry sector employment data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor […] Read More

Biz Times: New ExporTech Sessions Begin in July

June 29, 2015

From BizTimes (June 29, 2015) Since the Wisconsin Manufacturing Extension Partnership’s ExporTech program started in 2010, approximately 400 statewide companies have graduated. Graduates have averaged $900,000 in new export revenue in nine months after completing the program, and two manufacturers have won Governor’s Export Achievement Awards. The most recent group of six companies graduated on […] Read More

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WEDC Names Barb LaMue New Vice President of Economic and Community Development

August 04, 2015

UW-Oshkosh graduate and central Wisconsin native Barb LaMue brings 18 years of economic development experience to new role MADISON, WI. August 4, 2015 – The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) has named Barb LaMue as the organization’s vice president of Economic and Community Development. LaMue, who had been a sector development manager and a regional […] Read More

Menomonie Selected as Wisconsin’s Newest Main Street Community

July 31, 2015

City is only Wisconsin community to receive select honor in 2015 MENOMONIE, WI. July 31, 2015 – The City of Menomonie has been designated as a Wisconsin Main Street community by the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC), joining a select group of communities that have demonstrated a sustained commitment to downtown revitalization. Menomonie, a city […] Read More

Deadline is approaching for SBIR Advance grant

July 31, 2015

Eligible companies can receive up to $75,000 for technology commercialization costs MADISON, WI. July 31, 2015 – UW-Extension’s Center for Technology Commercialization (CTC) is offering a match grant of up to $75,000 to provide additional assistance to companies in the process of completing a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) project. This the fourth round of […] Read More

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