Economic Development

Services: Economic Development Organizations

Contact: Melissa Hughes, CEO

Address: 201 W Washington Ave , Madison, WI 53701

Phone: 608.210.6700



The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) is the state’s lead economic development organization. We are taking bold leadership to better serve more Wisconsin businesses, generate better results on economic development investments and bring more resources together to strengthen and promote Wisconsin’s economy.

WEDC has key areas of focus to elevate Wisconsin’s economy to be the best in the world:

Economic and Community Development – Elevate Wisconsin’s economy by investing in high quality job creation and expansion and by enabling a world-class, high performing state economic development network.

Entrepreneurship and Innovation – Elevate Wisconsin’s economy by increasing the amount of R&D and investment capital, and by providing an effective entrepreneurship support network.

Business and Industry Development – Elevate Wisconsin’s economy by advancing targeted, high growth business consortia and industry sectors

International Business Development – Elevate Wisconsin’s economy by increasing Wisconsin exports, increasing foreign investment and expanding export assistance capacity in the state

Marketing and Public Affairs – Elevate Wisconsin’s economy by advancing business growth supporting policies and promoting Wisconsin as a business-friendly location

Finance and Administration – Elevate the Wisconsin economy by providing WEDC and its economic development partners with the tools, technology and support necessary to meet strategic goals and operational advantage.

Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation serves the Northland, Duluth MN Superior WI MSA, Douglas county areas.