State of Wisconsin Links Regarding Economic Development
Wisconsin Department of Commerce
The Wisconsin Department of Commerce is the State Agency that provides integrated services to businesses statewide. Their Website includes current news on about department information, including programs and services available to business. It also provides detailed information on the state's business climate and employment picture. It has special features on what's coming to the State from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (Stimulus Funds). It has a wealth of information on financial and technical assistance available.
Wisconsin Economic Development Association
The Wisconsin Economic Development Association (WEDA) is a statewide non-profit organization dedicated to expanding the economy of the State of Wisconsin. WEDA continues to successfully represent the collective economic development interests of both private and public sectors by providing leadership in defining and promoting statewide economic development initiatives. The impacts of legislative and regulatory policies on Wisconsin's economic climate are the highest priority of WEDA and its members. WEDA is the collective voice of economic development regarding matters affecting our economy and workforce in the State.
Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development
The Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development (DWD) is the state agency charged with building and strengthening Wisconsin's workforce now and in the future. DWD's primary responsibilities include providing job services, training and employment assistance to people looking for work, at the same time that it works with state employers in finding the needed workers to fill current job openings.
Small Business Development Center
The University of Wisconsin-Superior/Small Business Development Center offers confidential, individual, counseling services at no charge and low-cost training programs for owners and managers of small businesses as well as entrepreneurs considering going into business. The counseling covers a variety of business related areas including, but not limited to, writing a business plan, buying or selling a business, marketing, accounting, managing personnel, and controlling costs. Through the Wisconsin Entrepreneurs Network, SBDC counselors put you in touch with people and resources.
Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority
The Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority offers innovative products and services in partnership with others to link Wisconsin residents and communities with affordable housing and economic development opportunities.
Wisconsin Common Market
The Wisconsin Common Market is a virtual shopping mall of over 200 small Wisconsin Businesses. Each business processes their orders on a secure e-commerce site. Todd here are some Federal Government Links for Information that may be helpful for our website
U.S. Census Bureau
The site provides quality, timely and documented data relevant to the people and economy of the United States.
Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA)
The bureau of Economic Analysis provides a comprehensive statistical portrayal of the U.S. economy. It provides data on key issues such as: economic growth, regional development, and our international economic standing. The site has data on counties and metro-statistic areas.
Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)
This site supplies labor statistics on various categories. Prove helpful in doing economic research.
The Federal Interagency Council on Statistical Policy maintains the and provides access to statistics and information from a full range of Federal agencies available to the public.
Department of Agriculture (USDA)
Provides information and access for numerous specific sites related directly to agriculture and research.
United States Forest Services (FS)
This site provides numerous links to forestry data and statistical information regarding Federal Forests, management issues and resources.
USDA/Rural Development provides relevant information on helping to improve the economy in rural America. On the site you will find information on rural cooperatives, rural utilities, and rural community and economic development including financial resources to assist the rural economy.
Department of Commerce (DOC)
The site provides numerous links to sites on economic development including resources available to eligible applicants for economic infrastructure development.
Department of Education
The Website provides the most up-to-date information on research, statistics on information regarding education in the U.S.
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
The Department of Health and Human Services is the nations largest grant-making agency and health insurer.
Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
HUD has numerous programs listed on their site dealing with home purchases, affordable rental housing and is directly related to community and economic development.
United States Geological Survey (USGS)
The site provides reliable scientific information including maps, their coverage areas and data that can assist in building local GIS capacity.
Department of Labor (DOL)
The department is involved with workers wages, health and safety of workers, employee rights, equal opportunity, job training, unemployment insurance, workers compensation as well as providing an array of comprehensive labor and economic statistics.
Governmental Information Exchange
This site is a single point of contact for people who have questions or need information about Federal agencies, services and programs.
U.S. Government Printing Office Access Page
GPA provides free online access and use to over 1,000 databases of Federal information.
Department of Transportation (DOT)
The DOT site serves as an information point about transportation services and programs serving the public interest.