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WCEDA’s 12th Year

Next month marks the 12th year for the Walworth County Economic Development Alliance (WCEDA), chartered to create jobs and encourage private sector investment in our communities. Being a builder of relationships is the most important task for an economic developer. One of the best indicators of success in this line […]

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Walworth County Youth in Government

Walworth County Youth in Government

Youth in Government (YIG) is a Walworth County Leadership Legacy Project in motion. The Walworth County Youth in Government program will be rolled out this fall as a pilot program at two area high schools. If you know a student in either the Elkhorn or East Troy high schools who’d […]

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Healthy Employees = Productive Employees (07/12/2016)

Healthy Employees = Productive Employees (07/12/2016)

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Walworth County offers business resources through new program

Entrepreneurs have a plethora of resources at their fingertips they can access for guidance, support, information, capital prospects and long-term mentorship opportunities. These resources are especially plentiful in Walworth County now that Derek D’Auria, executive director at Walworth County Economic Development Alliance, has put wind beneath the wings of a […]

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Lake Geneva Takes On A Revitalizing Downtown Project

The Lake Geneva Economic Development Corporation recently purchased the Traver Hotel and surrounding property located at 323 Broad St., Lake Geneva, with the plan to demolish the run-down building and return the property to a vacant, seeded lot. It will then be put back up for sale. Andy Dammeir, executive […]

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S.T.E.M. Program Has Roots In Walworth County

An education initiative with roots at the University of Chicago is working its way into Wisconsin. This program is called S.T.E.M. and is intended to endorse Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics in order to produce more high school graduates who possess these skills. The program began in the late 1990s […]

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Changes to WEDC Tax Credit Programs

There are new changes to the tax credit programs administered by the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC). These changes were made to streamline WEDC’s previously existing tax credit programs and better align them with the needs of the target audience–Wisconsin companies and those that may be considering locating here. As […]

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PACE Lending Can Increase Your Business’ Energy Savings

PACE (Property Assessed Clean Energy) is a creative way to finance energy efficiency, renewable energy, and water conservation upgrades to buildings. PACE can pay for new heating and cooling systems, lighting improvements, solar panels, water pumps, insulation, and more for almost any property including commercial, industrial, non-profit, and agricultural. Business […]

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Starting Out In Business

WHITEWATER — More resources means more opportunities, and that means more young people are starting their own businesses. Young entrepreneurs are getting their feet wet at “break-neck speed,” according to David Gee of the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. Gee is a lecturer in entrepreneurship and the co-director of the UW-Whitewater Launch […]

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