Emerging technologies and industries are driving the national investment landscape, according to WEDC Senior Venture Investment Director Greg Williamson.

The Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. earlier this year announced Williamson would be leading the Wisconsin Investment Fund, a $50 million state effort funded by the federal State Small Business Credit Initiative.

Speaking this week at a Wisconsin Technology Council event in Madison, Williamson shared insights on the most promising areas for investment, based on his perspective as board member for several venture studios and advisor to “numerous” venture funds around the country.

“The biggest is probably space, space technology,” he said. “Manufacturing in space, energy generation in space, satellite retrieval and refurbishment, lunar landings and communications … tremendous activity occurring in that arena.”

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