Lisa Mauer, the chair of the board of directors of the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC), today named 15 members to the new Entrepreneurship and Innovation Committee, which will meet later this month.

“WEDC’s mission is to support businesses throughout Wisconsin and help them expand,” Mauer said. “The Entrepreneurship and Innovation Committee will help WEDC ensure that this vital sector has access to the resources needed to grow and thrive.”

The WEDC board created the committee in response to a request from Governor Tony Evers earlier this year. The governor noted at the time that Wisconsin lags other states in small business creation. He said the committee would complement WEDC’s existing programs to assist entrepreneurs.

Governor Evers welcomed the committee’s creation. “In order for Wisconsin’s economy to thrive, we must foster a culture that supports entrepreneurship and innovation, and invests in the quality-of-life priorities that will attract and retain the workforce of the future,” he said. Read the full story here.