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Platinum Members

Why support WCEDA’s efforts to chart a course for sustainable, long-term growth in Walworth County?

WCEDA’s Platinum members understand that focused efforts towards job creation and investment in Walworth County is essential to the success of the community as a whole.

The generous support of our Platinum members positively impacts our ability to achieve the following goals:

  • Become the connection between business needs and workforce development.
  • Increase the value of WCEDA as a resource for local government leaders
  • Become the leader and single point of contact for economic development in Walworth County

Please support our Platinum members listed below!

Gateway Technical College


Gateway Technical College began in 1911 as America’s first publicly funded technical college, preparing students to achieve their academic and professional goals. Our hands-on training in over 70 programs of study prepares 21,000 students annually to enter new careers or advance their current ones. We value and serve students and communities in Kenosha, Racine and Walworth counties through a nationally recognized approach to career and technical education. [Read on]

Website: www.gtc.edu

Kikkoman Foods


Since 1957, KIKKOMAN SALES USA, INC., the marketing company for Kikkoman products to the retail, foodservice and food manufacturing industries, has expanded from its corporate headquarters in San Francisco, California, to seven regional sales offices. Our production facilities, Kikkoman Foods, Inc., in Walworth, Wisconsin, and Folsom, California, produce soy sauce and other convenient Asian-style sauces for distribution in the United States and Canada.

Website: www.kikkomanusa.com

Lake Geneva Economic Development Corporation


The Lake Geneva Economic Development Corporation is designed to coordinate the activities of the public and private sectors so as to constructively use the resources of each in the achievement of community-wide economic development and local neighborhood improvement.

The corporation is intended to help stabilize the local economy, provide incentives for local investment, help establish and attract environmentally desirable businesses, increase and diversify local tax base, provide jobs for the unemployed and establish the principle that development programs can be operated with public participation. [Read on]

Website: www.lgedc.com

Mercy Health System


Mercyhealth is a regional health system with seven hospitals and 85 primary and specialty care locations throughout 50 northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin communities.

Every day, our 8,000+ employee partners and 850+ employed physician partners take our brand expression—A passion for making lives better—to heart. Our providers, nurses and partners are committed to working together to make lives better for our patients and their families. Touching lives invigorates, inspires and drives us to do our very best, and we continuously look for ways to make every life better.

As an integrated health care provider, we provide exceptional, coordinated health care that spans four core service divisions: hospital-based services, clinic-based services, post-acute care and retail services, and a wholly owned insurance company. These four core service divisions make up our comprehensive, vertically integrated delivery system, and integrated delivery is what makes Mercyhealth unique in serving the full range of health care needs for our patients. [Read on]

Website: www.mercyhealthsystem.org

University of Wisconsin-Whitewater


At the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater we inspire, engage and transform lives. Our higher education mission began more than 150 years ago — and we now serve more than 13,000 students at our Whitewater and Rock County campuses, offering undergraduate and graduate degrees as well as an education specialist and a doctoral degree. The Warhawk family — led by caring faculty and staff — is devoted to student success within a broad range of academic programs. Whether you plan to study accountingbiologyeducation, or any of our other 50+ majors — as an on-campus student or through our highly ranked online programs — we’ll help you find your college fit. Our championship tradition extends from our NCAA Division III athletics to our award-winning American Marketing Association, forensics and media arts and game development teams.

Website: www.uww.edu

Walworth County


Welcome to Walworth County, land of rolling hills, meadows, woods, lakes and winding streams. We provide a place for everyone and is conveniently located in the southeast corner of the state within driving distance of Madison, Milwaukee and Chicago.

Walworth County was first organized in 1838 when Milwaukee County was subdivided. It was named after Judge Rueben H. Walworth, chancellor of New York State. The first election of officers was in the fall of 1838, and in December of 1839, Elkhorn was made the county seat. Shortly after, the first county board was formed. The first courthouse was built in 1839 by Rockwell in the north part of Elkhorn. 

The Wisconsin School for the Deaf was organized in 1852. The school stood on thirty-four acres of land in Delavan and began with eight pupils. A State Normal School at Whitewater was established in 1868 by Professor Oliver Arey.

The County’s first newspaper, the “Western Star,” was published in 1845 by George Gale and Francis Utter. The oldest newspaper that is still being published is the “Elkhorn Independent” begun by Edgar J. and Alonzo L. Farnum in 1853. [Read on]

Website: www.co.walworth.wi.us