Local WDBs develop strategies to continuously improve and strengthen the workforce development system through innovation in, and alignment and improvement of, employment, training, and education programs to promote economic growth. Wisconsin has 11 WDBs which are organized by region. To find your local WDB, information about the services they provide, and their contact information, please visit: https://dwd.wisconsin.gov/dislocatedworker/wda/wda-map.htm.
The Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development is a state agency charged with building and strengthening Wisconsin's workforce in the 21st century and beyond. The department advocates for and invests in the protection and economic advancement of all Wisconsin workers, employers, and job seekers through six divisions – Employment and Training, Vocational Rehabilitation, Unemployment Insurance, Equal Rights, Worker's Compensation and Administrative Services.
The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) is offering grants to support the development of new and existing cooperatives in Wisconsin, with a goal of fostering the success of current and future cooperatives by supporting planning and exploratory research in advance of making a large investment.