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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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Dane County Technology Park Earns State’s Certified in Wisconsin Designation

July 23, 2015

North Mendota Energy and Technology Park certified as development-ready by Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation MADISON, WI. July 23, 2015 – The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) today announced the North Mendota Energy and Technology Park in Dane County has been designated as a Certified In Wisconsin® development-ready site. The 57-acre site, located about 10 minutes […] Read More

Kenosha County Receives $250,000 State Grant to Help Fund Downtown Redevelopment Project

July 22, 2015

Assistance from Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation will support renovation of historic YMCA building MADISON, WI. July 22, 2015 – The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) has awarded a $250,000 grant to the Kenosha County to help fund the conversion of a historic YMCA building in downtown Kenosha into apartments. The redevelopment project will not only […] Read More

18 New Communities Accepted into WEDC Downtown Revitalization Program

July 21, 2015

Now entering its third year, Connect Communities Program also launches new pilot program to assist small, rural communities MADISON, WI. July 21, 2015 – The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) has accepted 18 municipalities into its Connect Communities Program, an initiative that works with communities to advance downtown and urban corridor revitalization efforts. With the […] Read More

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