Two initiatives created by the Wisconsin Economic Corporation
were recently recognized with awards of excellence from the
International Economic Development Council, the world’s largest
economic development organization.
According to an announcement Thursday, WEDC’s collaboration with
the Wisconsin Manufacturing Extension Partnership and University
of Wisconsin-Stout Manufacturing Outreach Center in delivering
the ExporTech Program netted the organization a Bronze
Excellence Award in the Responding to Globalization Category.
ExporTech is an export acceleration program to help Wisconsin
companies expand their global market reach through the guided
development of an international growth strategy and execution
“We are honored that the IEDC has recognized WEDC and our
partners for the important work we are doing to take advantage
of international markets,” said Reed Hall, secretary and CEO of
WEDC, the state’s leading economic development organization, in
a statement. “WEDC provides technical expertise and financial
scholarships to eligible companies who receive consultation and
guidance from WMEP and UW-Stout MOC in their ExporTech journey.”
WEDC also received a Gold Excellence Award in the General
Purpose Print Brochure category from the IEDC for its Wisconsin
Video Brochure used to market the state’s economic assets to
site selectors throughout the nation.
In addition to the IEDC awards, WEDC also was honored in October
by Salesforce Inc., a global cloud computing company, when it
was one of the recipients of the first-ever Salesforce Surfboard
Award. The award is given to the companies and organizations
that utilize the Salesforce platform to provide exceptional
service to their customers.
The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation leads economic
development efforts for the state by advancing Wisconsin’s
business climate. WEDC nurtures business growth and job creation
by providing resources, technical support and financial
assistance to companies, partners and communities in Wisconsin.
www.inwisconsin.com or follow WEDC on Twitter @_InWisconsin
to learn more.