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UW-Parkside Undergrad Wins Wisconsin Big Idea Tournament

SOMERS, Wis. – Gabrielle Richardson, a UW-Parkside pre-med undergraduate majoring in Spanish and Criminal Justice, is the winner of the Wisconsin Big Idea Tournament.     The tournament was sponsored by UW System and the Wisconsin Economic Development Council (WEDC) and part of the 2021 WiSys SPARK Symposium Virtual Series – which honors faculty, staff and […]

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Gov. Evers Announces Application Dates for $420 Million in Wisconsin Tomorrow Small Business Recovery Grants

MADISON — Applications for up to $420 million in new Wisconsin Tomorrow Small Business Recovery Grants for small businesses affected by the COVID-19 pandemic will open at 8 a.m. Monday, May 24 through 4:30 p.m. Monday, June 7, Governor Tony Evers announced today. The Wisconsin Tomorrow Small Business Recovery Grants program is a collaboration between […]

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Gov. Evers Announces $420 Million in Wisconsin Tomorrow Small Business Recovery Grants

On Tuesday, Gov. Tony Evers announced the state will award up to $420 million to small businesses affected by the COVID-19 pandemic through the new Wisconsin Tomorrow Small Business Recovery Grant program, a collaboration between the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) and the Department of Revenue (DOR). The effort, funded by the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA), has the potential to help approximately 84,000 Wisconsin small businesses that have an […]

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Local Officials React To New Foxconn Deal

RACINE COUNTY – Local elected officials sounded happy and relieved that the Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. (WEDC) and Foxconn Technology Group reached a new agreement on subsidizing a manufacturing complex in Mount Pleasant. The original agreement was developed in 2017 by Republican officials, led by former Gov. Scott Walker. The Republican-controlled Wisconsin Legislature approved the […]

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Amended State, Foxconn Contract: Smaller, More Flexible

MADISON – Contract amendments approved Tuesday by the Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. (WEDC) Board of Directors and Foxconn Technology Group significantly reduces the scope and anticipated employment levels for a manufacturing facility in Mount Pleasant. Foxconn, a Taiwanese contract manufacturer, will now be eligible to receive up to $80 million total in performance-based tax credits […]

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Gov. Evers Announces $45 Million in Targeted Assistance for Restaurants Impacted by the COVID-19 Pandemic

MADISON —​ Gov. Tony Evers announced today with the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) that restaurants and other targeted small businesses affected by the COVID-19 pandemic will receive $45 million in assistance, bringing the total assistance distributed to Wisconsin businesses this year to more than $220 million. The program, We’re All In For Restaurants, is […]

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Gov. Evers Invests $120 Million to Support Small Businesses as COVID-19 Cases Surge

MADISON — Gov. Tony Evers announced today an additional $70 million in the second round of “We’re All In” grants, bringing the second-round total to $120 million to be invested in Wisconsin small businesses. Today’s announcement brings the total investments in the “We’re All In” grant program to $185 million. “There’s no business that hasn’t […]

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Damaged Kenosha Businesses Eligible for No-Interest State Loans

KENOSHA – Kenosha area businesses that suffered damage related to the recent civil unrest will be eligible for up to $20,000 each in state-backed, no-interest loans to help cover repair costs, it was announced Tuesday. The Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. (WEDC) has allocated up to $1 million in funding for the Disaster Recovery Microloan (DRM) […]

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Greater Racine County Talent Recruitment Program Reaching Targeted Audiences Via New Digital Campaign

Racine County, WI – Racine County businesses are expanding, business parks are bustling with newly constructed speculative buildings, and the Wisconn Valley Science and Technology Park construction is underway. To meet the current and future talent needs of local businesses, the Racine County Economic Development Corporation (RCEDC) launched a new talent recruitment program. This new […]

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Press Release: Badger Meter to Create 40 Jobs in Racine

MADISON – Badger Meter, a developer of flow measurement products, is expanding its operations in Racine – a project expected to create 40 jobs over the next three years. “We applaud Badger Meter for its decision to continue to invest and grow in Wisconsin,” said Governor Scott Walker. “As an industry leader and innovator, the company’s […]

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Foxconn bid details offered in Aug. 1 Racine session

The second round of information sessions have been announced to provide companies with details on the bidding process for the next phase of construction on Foxconn’s advanced manufacturing campus in Racine County. The information sessions will include two sessions held in Racine on Aug. 1. The information sessions are open to all businesses, though they are specifically aimed at companies […]

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Foxconn unveils statewide Smart City, Smart Future partnership

Wisconsin universities, technical colleges, and independent secondary education institutions will join with Foxconn Technology Group in a statewide effort to share and encourage technologies that develop smart, connected cities. Alan Yeung, U.S. Strategic Initiatives Director for Foxconn, announced the initiative Thursday that will, in part, be a competition. It will encourage discussion, research, and recommendations […]