Economic Development

We’re in the business of growing Wisconsin’s economy. That’s why you’ll find us partnering with employers and industry leaders in every corner of our state—strengthening our economy by offering workforce training and business expertise, creating jobs, and applying our research and resources where they’re needed most.

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ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT IMPACT STORIES SUBMITTED 31

See how our institutions are investing in economic development throughout Wisconsin:


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Richard G

I was a County Supervisor for Outagamie County for eight years from 2006 to 2014. During my tenure I represented Outagamie County on the Board of Trustees of the UW/FOX VALLEY.


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Bobbie B

Had the opportunity to work with Sauk County UW-Extension Community Development Educator, Jennifer Erickson, in the summer of 2016 when she facilitated the Baraboo Area Chamber of Commerce's strategic planning process for the Board of the organization.


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Tom C

I approached UW-Extension after reading an article in a local newspaper about a neighboring village that was facing some of the same struggles with its downtown district that the Village of Walworth is facing.


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Laura C

Steve Nelson, Forest County UW-Extension, was one of the first people I spoke with when establishing my business in Forest County. His advice has been useful throughout the duration of my business life in Forest County.


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Tom B

My  tools rested in my pockets as I worked six feet off the ground, repairing an F-16. I awaited the grumbles from my supervisors, who would have to remind me tools weren’t allowed in my pockets, nor in the jet’s cabin.


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Scott V

I started the Organic Research Corporation after a doctor suggested to some research students, myself included, developing intelligent ways to diagnose lesions through the modern technology available.

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Matt D'Amour

I can honestly say a large part of our success is due to the wisdom and guidance we've received from Tera Johnson and the folks at UW-Extension. They specifically helped us navigate segments of our business that were critical to our fast growth and understanding our capital needs.


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Al L

In the video below, I, as the President of Mathison Manufacturing in Waukesha, Wisconsin, discuss how my company benefitted from a UW-Extension economic gardening pilot program designed for second stage companies with the appetite and aptitude to grow.


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