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Wisconsin Among Best in Nation in Gallup’s Annual Ranking of State Job Markets

February 17, 2015

State moves up to second place tie in Gallup Job Creation Index for “Best Hiring Climate” Wisconsin’s job market is among the best in the nation, according to the latest annual Gallup ranking of state job markets.  According to the latest ranking (2014), Wisconsin is tied with Texas and Nebraska for best hiring climate, behind […] Read More

Madison tech startup companies create record number of jobs

February 02, 2015

2014 was a year of impact for the Madison startup scene. Capital Entrepreneurs member companies saw another year of record growth – the largest to date. They created 175 full time jobs, and now employ 500 full time people. Madison tech startups raised $44 million in funding in 2014. The first half of the year […] Read More

BizTimes: Amazon Distribution Center Will Give Kenosha a National Brand

January 30, 2015

Situated about 50 miles from Chicago and about 30 miles from Milwaukee, Kenosha County has become a major distribution hub that can serve those two major metro regions and beyond. Several large distribution centers have been established in Kenosha and Pleasant Prairie, including facilities for Meijer Inc., Uline, Rust-Oleum Corp. and Gordon Food Service. Those […] 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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