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While Wisconsin’s economy took a major hit in 2020, the state landed several notable projects in manufacturing and distribution in the past year. eCommerce fulfillment and distribution company Geneva Supply converted a 385,000-square-foot warehouse in Wilmot in July 2021 with plans to hire at least 100 new employees. Manufacturer IRIS USA expanded its facility in Pleasant Prairie with plans for 90 new jobs over the next three years.
Heartland Produce also broke ground on a $29 million headquarters and distribution facility in Kenosha. In July, Gov. Tony Evers announced a $130 million investment into solutions to help address the state’s post-pandemic workforce needs.
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).
In July 2021, Gov. Tony Evers announced a $130 million investment into solutions to help address the state’s post-pandemic workforce needs. Recognizing there is “no one-size-fits-all solution,” the program seeks custom- ized options for unemployed workers, businesses and community leaders.
Eight Fortune 500 companies headquartered in the state, including: