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Economic Development Assistance Organizations

Wisconsin provides extensive economic development assistance services through its state and local governments, educational institutions, private organizations and public-private partnerships.

The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation is the lead state agency for firms already located in Wisconsin that are considering expansion or seeking business assistance. Access their full array of services at the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation or contact the Regional Account Managers in your geographic area who can provide customized services.

Regional and County Economic Development Organizations are located throughout the state and offer hands-on business start-up, expansion, recruitment and financial assistance. See the map of Regional Economic Development Organizations and list of counties, or see this county-by-county list.

Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce is a statewide, non-profit business association representing Wisconsin business. Currently, the association has nearly 4,000 members that include both large and small manufacturers, service companies, local chambers of commerce and specialized trade associations. It is a merger of the Wisconsin Manufacturers Association, the State Chamber of Commerce and the Wisconsin Council of Safety. Visit WMC online.

Wisconsin Chambers of Commerce work hand-in-hand with local businesses to help them grow and prosper. Here is a complete alphabetical list of WI Chambers of Commerce.

The mission of the UW Madison Office of Corporate Relations is to serve the increasingly complex needs of the business community and help build a stronger Wisconsin economy in the 21st Century. Through the office, businesses can learn about technology licensing opportunities, continuing education and professional development, recruitment of graduates and interns, entrepreneurship resources and more. Go to Office of Corporate Relations (WI).

The Wisconsin Economic Development Association (WEDA) is a statewide non-profit organization dedicated to expanding the state’s economy. Find out about their leadership and legislative initiatives and access the organization’s entire 400+ membership list at WEDA.


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