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City Embraces Downtown Development Initiatives

December 05, 2016

The holiday season without a doubt is a critical time of year for small businesses, but ensuring the long-term success of downtown stores is something that can’t be accomplished in a matter of weeks. A well thought-out strategy, buy-in from the business community, visionary leadership from local stakeholders of all types, and a year-round focus […] Read More

Column: How This Local Tech Company Eagle Technology Plans to Double its Business

November 30, 2016

No matter where you are on your exporting journey, it’s never too late to implement an export strategy. Eagle Technology has been working with global customers since it was founded in 1987, and the company has evolved its international strategy over the years. Read More

Millennials Flocking to Milwaukee

November 28, 2016

Much of Milwaukee’s growth in recent years can be attributed to an influx of Millennials according to a new study by real estate tracking firm Apartment List. Since 2005, Milwaukee ranks 11th in the nation and second in the Midwest in the influx of millennials among the 50 largest metro areas. Read More

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New entrepreneurship grant program draws widespread interest around the state

December 08, 2016

The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) announced today that it received 32 applications for its new Entrepreneurship Support pilot program, which is designed to advance the climate for entrepreneurship throughout the state. Read More

18 Businesses Named Finalists for 2016 MARKETPLACE Governor’s Awards

December 05, 2016

Eighteen Wisconsin companies have been named finalists for the 2016 MARKETPLACE Governor’s Awards, which honors outstanding Wisconsin businesses owned by minorities, women and service-disabled veterans. More than 250 nominations were received from Wisconsin businesses of all sizes and industries. Winners will be announced at a luncheon Thursday, Dec. 14, at MARKETPLACE 2016, the governor’s conference on minority business development. The event will be held at the Potawatomi Hotel and Conference Center in Milwaukee. Read More

2017 Governor’s Export Achievement Award Nominations Open

November 28, 2016

(WEDC invites Wisconsin companies and organizations that have achieved exporting success to apply for a 2017 Governor’s Export Achievement Award. The awards are open to companies of all sizes and to organizations that have contributed to the state’s ability to compete in the global economy. Read More

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