The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) is teaming up with young professional organizations throughout the state on an initiative aimed at attracting and retaining young talent in Wisconsin.

“Companies across the globe are quickly realizing that demographic trends and innovation in manufacturing and product development have shifted corporate location strategies to increasingly focus on talent pipelines and workforce availability,” explains Tricia Braun, WEDC deputy secretary and chief operating officer. “Keeping the quality workforce that we’ve grown here in Wisconsin, as well as attracting workers from outside of the state, is vital for the future of our businesses and communities. As Klaus Schwab of Manpower Group states, ‘Talentism is the new Capitalism’.”

In collaboration with over 40 private sector sponsors, WEDC’s $100,000 investment has resulted in young professional group leaders around the state collaborating to participate in the statewide Young Professionals Week (YPWeek) during the last week of April. Read the full WisPolitics story here.