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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

Journal Sentinel: Water Council selects 6 businesses for training program

June 27, 2015

From Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (June 26, 2015) Six companies, all with water-related technologies, have been chosen by the Water Council to participate in its third training class. The companies will take part in a six-month session run by the program, called BREW, for Business. Research. Entrepreneurship. in Wisconsin. Each company will receive a convertible note of as […] Read More

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Northwestern Wisconsin Manufacturer to Expand

July 07, 2015

WEDC approves $180,000 in state tax credits to help Great Northern Innovation grow in Polk County MADISON, July 7, 2015 – Great Northern Innovation LLC, which manufacturers vibrating screens and wear media for the mining industry, is expanding its operations in Polk County—a project expected to create 35 new jobs in northwestern Wisconsin. The company, […] Read More

WEDC Supports Sargento Foods Expansion in Northeastern Wisconsin

July 02, 2015

Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation authorizes up to $735,000 in tax credits for two projects expected to create 140 jobs MADISON, July 2, 2015 – The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) today announced that it has authorized Sargento Foods Inc. to receive up to $735,000 in state tax credits to support the company’s expansion of two […] Read More

Ideadvance Seed Fund awards up to $200,000 to UW Entrepreneurs

June 26, 2015

UW-Extension and WEDC support students and faculty with big ideas MADISON, WI. June 26, 2015 – The latest Ideadvance Seed Fund grant recipients could improve lives through innovative ideas, such as ways to coordinate medical care for a loved one, prevent co-sleeping infant injuries and deaths, reduce packaging waste and speed molecular analysis experiments. Seven […] Read More

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