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Leaders Fund Golf Outing

Thursday, August 20, 2015
SentryWorld, Stevens Point
Online Registration

Join Wisconsin Economic Development Institute (WEDI), as they launch the Leaders Fund with a golf outing on August 20, 2015 at SentryWorld in Stevens Point. The Leaders Fund is focused on advancing collaborative economic research and initiatives to advance economic sectors and existing Leadership positions in the State of Wisconsin.

The Leaders Fund will launch research toward development of an action plan seeking to place Wisconsin in a Leadership position in the global cyber security industry.


New Publication:

Underwriting for Economic Development Projects (409K PDF File)
This paper studies revolving loan funds (RLFs) in Wisconsin by surveying the users as to how they employed standard financial institution underwriting practices. This study finds that the use of underwriting by RLF administrators follows no consistent process as is used by financial institutions.


Forward Wisconsin Website
From 1984 until mid 2012, Forward Wisconsin, Inc was the state of Wisconsin's official nonprofit marketing entity. Policy changes caused Forward Wisconsin, Inc. to be dissolved. At the urging of local economic development groups in order to continue providing the data needed by economic developers, the Wisconsin Economic Development Institute, Inc. (WEDI) agreed to maintain the data portions of Forward Wisconsin's website.

The Forward Wisconsin website provides updated resources for businesses looking to either open a new location, to expand an existing business in Wisconsin or to start a new business. There is also an interactive business cost comparison among Wisconsin and thirteen other states. Updated annually in first quarter.


WEDI Services

The Wisconsin Economic Development Institute, Inc. (WEDI) is a not-for-profit, non-partisan foundation formed to conduct research and education designed to increase the effectiveness of economic development efforts.

Through comprehensive research and consulting services, WEDI can also provide the public, decision makers and organizations with critical information to enable them to better address and improve economic conditions.

Do you have any major economic information/data or how-to-do economic development needs? If you do, please contact WEDI, maybe we can help.

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