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JS Online: Number of firms drawing venture capital investments rises in Wisconsin

January 16, 2015

In 2014, when venture capital investments in the U.S. reached their highest level in more than a decade, Wisconsin companies had a respectable but not spectacular showing. Nationally, companies raised $48.3 billion in 2014, an increase of 61% over the previous year, according to the MoneyTree Report by PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP and the National Venture Capital […] Read More

BizTimes: New businesses adding legal, financial expertise to Energy Innovation Center

January 15, 2015

A law firm, angel investment group and local accounting firm are taking space at the Midwest Energy Research Consortium’s Energy Innovation Center in Milwaukee. The companies are meant to bolster M-WERC’s offerings as it seeks to cluster corporations and startups from the energy sector around its business incubator. New businesses taking up offices at the […] Read More

MadREP to Measure, Recognize and Improve Workplace Diversity Practices in Madison Region

January 07, 2015

Businesses are invited to participate in a benchmarking survey to capture data Madison Region Economic Partnership (MadREP), the economic development agency for the eight-county Madison Region of Columbia, Dane, Dodge, Green, Iowa, Jefferson, Rock, and Sauk Counties, announces a new initiative designed to measure, recognize, and improve workplace diversity and inclusion practices. The inclusion of […] Read More

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State Grant to Help Fund New Wellness Commons in Milwaukee

January 22, 2015

City, state and local officials break ground on Innovations & Wellness Commons January 22, 2015 – The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) has awarded a $413,750 grant to the City of Milwaukee to help finance the new Innovations & Wellness Commons, a redevelopment project spearheaded by the Walnut Way Conservation Corp. The grant was announced […] Read More

Governor Walker to Lead WEDC Trade Mission to United Kingdom

January 21, 2015

February trip to focus on encouraging companies to invest in Wisconsin Madison – Governor Scott Walker will lead a trade mission of economic development officials to London in February as part of the state’s efforts to encourage companies in the United Kingdom to invest in Wisconsin.  Governor Walker made the announcement today at a meeting […] Read More

$489,000 State Grant to Help Fund Historic Redevelopment Project in Edgerton

January 16, 2015

Former downtown tobacco warehouse to become loft apartments MADISON, WI. Jan 16, 2015 – The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) has awarded a $489,000 grant to the City of Edgerton to help fund the renovation of a historic tobacco warehouse into loft apartments. The redevelopment project will not only fill a need for more downtown […] Read More

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