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Journal Sentinel: State unemployment rate lowest since 2008

March 06, 2015

The economic recovery advanced into January as Wisconsin’s unemployment rate declined to a preliminary 5%, down from 5.2% in December and 6% in January 2014. Thursday’s monthly estimates from the state Department of Workforce Development show the state’s unemployment rate hovering at the best levels since August 2008, about a month before the financial market […] Read More

Milwaukee Business Journal: Amazon Kenosha project generated $157 million in spending

March 06, 2015

Amazon.com’s distribution center in Kenosha generated $156.9 million in spending last year, according to the Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. Much of that was done by KTR Capital Partners, which is developing the Kenosha buildings for Amazon. Amazon.com spent $16.6 million on the center last year on equipment and received $1.7 million in state tax credits. […] Read More

Biz Times: HUSCO, General Plastics win Manufacturer of the Year awards

February 27, 2015

The 2014 Wisconsin Manufacturer of the Year awards banquet took place Thursday evening at the Pfister Hotel in Milwaukee, where HUSCO International Inc. of Waukesha won a Grand Award in the mega category and General Plastics Inc. of Milwaukee took home a Grand Award in the small category. The other Grand Award winners honored at […] Read More

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The Water Council, WEDC Announce Third Round of The BREW

February 26, 2015

Business. Research. Entrepreneurship. In Wisconsin. MILWAUKEE, WI – (February 26, 2014) – The BREW, a first-of-its-kind place-based global seed accelerator for water technology startups led by The Water Council, is launching Round III of the program. The application process opens March 1 at 8 a.m. (CST) and accepts applications from around the world through March […] Read More

Governor Scott Walker to Lead Western European Trade Mission in April

February 26, 2015

Wisconsin businesses invited to join Governor on trip to Germany, France and Spain Madison – Wisconsin businesses interested in expanding their exporting efforts in Western Europe are invited to join Governor Scott Walker and the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) for a trade mission to Germany, France and Spain in April. “This trade mission provides […] Read More

New Statewide Initiative Aims to Attract, Retain Young Professionals

February 26, 2015

WEDC, local organizations join forces to promote Wisconsin as a great place for young professionals to work and live MADISON, WI. Feb. 26, 2015 – The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) is teaming up with young professional organizations throughout the state on a new initiative aimed at developing ways to attract and retain young talent […] Read More

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