Our state’s economy is rocketing forward. More people are working here than ever before. Exports from our farms and factories continue to rise as global demand grows for Made In Wisconsin products. Our per capita income growth is outpacing the national average.  And we’ve seen record numbers of filings to start new businesses.

At the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC), we’re committed to building an economy for all – a goal that requires us to make smart investments in businesses, communities, and people in our state so everyone has the chance to prosper. This means we must keep looking forward, over the horizon and anticipating what is coming next.

In 2023, we saw important gains on our investments. The $128 million Gov. Tony Evers has committed to locally driven workforce solutions through the Workforce Innovation Grants program is paying off. Thousands of Wisconsinites completed education and training programs and entered the workforce, while thousands more received help with transportation, child care, and housing so they could get to work and keep their jobs. This is a huge step in meeting our state’s ongoing workforce needs and making sure all our communities thrive.

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