09 Jan Madison Region Home to Top Economic Development Deals of 2019
The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) recently released its list of Wisconsin’s biggest economic development deals of 2019. In the previous calendar year, WEDC assisted 289 businesses and communities across 16 industries, totaling more than $250 million in awards.
The more than $1.2 billion in planned capital investments for the projects supported by our partners at WEDC this year are expected to create more than 3,165 jobs and retain almost 14,000 jobs across the state. Of these awardees, 31 have planned capital investment of more than $10 million.
WEDC’s 2019 awards consisted of 158 grants, 47 investor tax credit awards, 20 loans and 57 historic preservation or business tax credit awards. Of the fourteen projects highlighted on WEDC’s list, five call the Madison Region home.