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A consortium of more than a dozen private and public partners is working to bolster Wisconsin’s leadership in personalized medicine and biohealth technology. Part of the goal is to pursue designation by the federal Eco-nomic Development Administration (EDA) as a Regional Tech Hub, which would open the state to $75 million in federal funds under the CHIPS and Science Act of 2022.”Establishing a Regional Tech Hub in Wisconsin will only further advance our state’s standing as a leader in the biotech and personalized medicine industries while supporting jobs, economic growth, and research that will better our state, nation, and world,” said Governor Tony Evers. New projects have been announced in other sectors. Ingeteam announced in May 2023 that it will add a production line at its Milwaukee facility to manufacture EV chargers. ABB announced a $100 million plant and offices in New Berlin, and financial technology and payments company Fiserv announced it will relocate its global headquarters from Brookfield to downtown Milwaukee.

“By working closely with our local partners and communities, we’re ensuring our infrastructure is ready for the 21st century, helping to move our economy and our state forward.”
Tony Evers


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The Business Development Tax Credit Program: Offers a tax credit for businesses locating in or relocating to the state that increase their net employment each year.

Diverse Business Development Program: Designed to support minority, women, LGBTQ and veteran business development through direct assistance to nonprofit organizations in Wisconsin.

ExporTech™ Program: Offers customized international growth plans and assistance to help companies go to market with exports.

Wisconsin Investment Pilot Program: Offers up to $100,000 in direct financial assistance to businesses certified by WEDC as Qualified New Business Ventures (QNBV).


Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation

Madison Region Economic Partnership

Greater Green Bay Chamber


Wisconsin’s Qualified New Business Venture (QNBV) Program offers incentives for investment in early-stage (in operation for less than 10 consecutive years) Wisconsin headquartered businesses with the potential for significant economic impact and job growth. The program is designed to benefit investors, entrepreneurs and Wisconsin’s economy.


  • Charter Next Generation Inc., announced in April 2023 a $270 million expansion and 340 new jobs in Milton.
  • Ameriquip announced in June 2023 it will break ground on a 32,000-square-foot addition at its Kiel facility, creating up to 30 jobs.
  • Cancer treatment company Accuray announced in August 2023 it will relocate its headquarters from California to Madison and expand its facility and training center.
  • Nokia announced in August 2023 an expansion of its manufacturing facility and up to 200 new jobs in Kenosha County.
  • Eaton announced in August 2023 a $22 million investment in a facility in Waukesha.
  • Generac Power Systems announced in September 2023 it will build a new manufacturing facility and create up to 400 jobs in Beaver Dam.


24 Fortune 500 companies headquartered in state, including:

  • Northwestern Mutual
  • ManpowerGroup
  • Kohl’s
  • Fiserv
  • American Family Insurance
  • WEC Energy Group
  • Oshkosh
  • Rockwell Automation

Strategic Planning Workshop

1:00 - 5:00 pm

Over 70% of Executives Surveyed Agree: Many Strategic Planning Efforts Lack Systematic Approach Tips for Enhancing Your Strategic Planning Process

Executives expressed frustration with their current strategic planning process. Issues include:

  1. Lack of systematic approach (70%)
  2. Laundry lists without prioritization (68%)
  3. Decisions based on personalities rather than facts and information (65%)


Steve Rutan and Denise Harrison have put together an afternoon workshop that will provide the tools you need to address these concerns.  They have worked with hundreds of executives to develop a systematic approach that will enable your team to make better decisions during strategic planning.  Steve and Denise will walk you through exercises for prioritizing your lists and steps that will reset and reinvigorate your process.  This will be a hands-on workshop that will enable you to think about your business as you use the tools that are being presented.  If you are ready for a Strategic Planning tune-up, select this workshop in your registration form.  The additional fee of $695 will be added to your total.

To sign up, select this option in your registration form. Additional fee of $695 will be added to your total.

New York, NY: ​​​Chief Executive's Corporate Citizenship Awards 2017

Women in Leadership Seminar and Peer Discussion

2:00 - 5:00 pm

Female leaders face the same issues all leaders do, but they often face additional challenges too. In this peer session, we will facilitate a discussion of best practices and how to overcome common barriers to help women leaders be more effective within and outside their organizations. 

Limited space available.

To sign up, select this option in your registration form. Additional fee of $495 will be added to your total.

Golf Outing

10:30 - 5:00 pm
General’s Retreat at Hermitage Golf Course
Sponsored by UBS

General’s Retreat, built in 1986 with architect Gary Roger Baird, has been voted the “Best Golf Course in Nashville” and is a “must play” when visiting the Nashville, Tennessee area. With the beautiful setting along the Cumberland River, golfers of all capabilities will thoroughly enjoy the golf, scenery and hospitality.

The golf outing fee includes transportation to and from the hotel, greens/cart fees, use of practice facilities, and boxed lunch. The bus will leave the hotel at 10:30 am for a noon shotgun start and return to the hotel after the cocktail reception following the completion of the round.

To sign up, select this option in your registration form. Additional fee of $295 will be added to your total.