Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation

Economy & Business
10:57 am
Wed October 30, 2013

WEDC Readjusts Its Numbers

Wisconsin's job-creation agency says its goal last year to create 50,000 jobs was overly optimistic, so its goal for this year is 20,825 private sector jobs.

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Politics & Government
4:13 pm
Thu September 5, 2013

Walker Headed to Japan for Trade Conference

Gov. Walker says about 25 firms in Wisconsin are affiliated with Japan. Most have operations in the advanced manufacturing sector.

Gov. Walker’s office announced Thursday that he’ll attend the Midwest U.S.-Japan Association Conference in Tokyo.

It begins Sunday and runs through Tuesday.

Walker says the goal of the trip is to build trade ties between Wisconsin and investors and businesses in Japan. Walker says the country is “very important” to the state’s global business, as Wisconsin’s fifth largest destination for exports.

The governor says Japan is the number one buyer of Wisconsin products in the medical and scientific instruments category.

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