Resource Details

Business, Economic Development

Regional Economic Development Directors

In addition to leveraging Wisconsin’s location, industry strengths, and supply chain capabilities, companies currently operating here or looking to expand their national or global presence in the state may tap into REDDs programs to help maximize their potential. REDDs sponsors programs that support minority business growth, downtown development projects and community revitalization efforts. REDDs also works on programs that are designed to help companies gain the expertise and skills necessary to successfully navigate the global marketplace.


Anyone or entity interested in the economic and community development of Wisconsin can access the Regional Economic Development Directors

Top Benefits

  • Supports community and economic development in Wisconsin's unique regions
  • Access to experienced staff and partners throughout the state, as well as in-country experts on the ground overseas
  • Helps increase the global reach of Wisconsin companies
  • Supports improving quality of life

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