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6 Things WCEDA Can Do For Your Business

The Walworth County Economical Development Alliance (WCEDA) works with businesses interested in locating or expanding in Walworth County by assisting them throughout the development process. “WCEDA uses four words to describe our organization,” said WCEDA Executive Director Derek D’Auria. “Advocate, catalyst, facilitator and resource. For many start up businesses just […]

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Wisconsin Manufacturing and Agricultural Credit Available

The Wisconsin manufacturing and agriculture credit is available to businesses engaged in manufacturing and agricultural activities for taxable years that begin on or after Jan. 1, 2013. The maximum credit allowed is 7.5 percent. This credit may not be widely known about, but is widely available. Who Is Eligible To […]

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Grants Available for Wisconsin Businesses

Wisconsin Fast Forward is a $15 million grant program for employer-led, customer working training projects. The grant will provide assistance that cannot be met through an existing program. Grants will be awarded to maximize the impact of funds in catalyzing local collaboration and also encourage the development of sustained pipelines […]

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100 Best Towns to Raise a Family in America

Explore 100 best towns to raise a family. Niche ranks US towns based on school ratings, crime rates, age demographics, and access to affordable housing and childcare. A high ranking indicates that a town attracts young families with good schools and a safe community. See how this ranking was calculated. Note: “Towns” […]

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Healthcare – The Coming Retail Revolution

Another major topic at the Governor’s Conference that was held recently in Madison was healthcare. David Willis of The Advisory Board Company talked about the rapidly changing landscape of healthcare. He talked about the Walmarts and the Walgreens that are beginning to do patient visits at their stores for $40, […]

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Leadership Walworth

Leadership Walworth is up and running. Beginning in January with a fresh group of participants, the program has provided both leadership skill development and important community connections. By all accounts, those who have experienced the all-day sessions have been impressed with the content and opportunities. Participants and visitors comment on […]

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Unemployment Nearing the Natural Rate of Unemployment

In a brief report to the Southeast Workforce Development board recently, Wandy Miezio, economist for the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development, explained that the unemployment rate is nearing the natural unemployment rate (somewhere in the 4% range). This is the point at which there is virtually no unemployment because all […]

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Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)

The Division of Housing – Bureau of Community Development is pleased to announce that the applications and application instructions for both the 2015 CDBG Public Facilities and Planning grants are now available on our website at the following links: http://doa.wi.gov/Divisions/Housing/Bureau-of-Community-Development/CDBG-PF-Program-Overview http://doa.wi.gov/Divisions/Housing/Bureau-of-Community-Development/CDBG-PLNG-Program-Overview Please note that this is a competitive grant process, […]

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Funding Resources Forum

Wisconsin Women’s Business Initiative Corporation (WWBIC) hosted a funding resources forum recently. Area partners helped promote this event: Badger High School, Lake Geneva Development Corporation, Walworth County Visitors Bureau, Walworth County Job Center, and WCEDA. This was an effort to bring awareness about the services that WWBIC provides to businesses. […]

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Career Opportunity for Students – Elkhorn

Last month we reported that Gateway would be offering CNC training at the Elkhorn campus. It will start with a CNC boot camp for high school students. This campus will be offered at no charge through the generosity of the S.C. Johnson Foundation; it’s a $4,500 training value. Working as […]

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