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WEDC leads economic development efforts for the state by providing resources, operational support and financial assistance to companies, partners and communities in Wisconsin. Working with more than 600 partners across the state, including regional economic development organizations, academic institutions and industry clusters, WEDC develops and delivers solutions that help businesses, communities and people maximize their potential In Wisconsin®.

Whitewater Certified Site


The Whitewater Technology Park site has been designated as “suitable for development”* by Deloitte Consulting and the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation. The site meets pre-defined criteria for site size, availability of utility and transportation infrastructure, physical and technical condition, environmental assessments, support by local communities and other factors.

The UW-Whitewater has several programs available to assist businesses and has created many innovative partnerships such as the Technology Consortium, which utilizes the Management Information Systems program at the university to develop software applications for businesses.

The Small Business Development Center at UW-Whitewater is part of a statewide network supporting entrepreneurs and business owners through no-cost, confidential consulting and targeted educational programs. Regional SBDC experts facilitate improvement and growth for small and emerging mid-size companies and help launch successful new enterprises. A program of UW-Extension providing business outreach through UW System universities statewide, the Wisconsin SBDC Network provides education, referrals, sophisticated tools and resources to help businesses evolve. 

The Wisconsin Innovation Service Center (WISC) market research provides essential information for business and new product development decisions for companies and inventors throughout the United States. WISC connects inventors and innovative companies with the resources of the College of Business and Economics at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, the largest business college in Wisconsin.

The Fiscal and Economic Research Center (FERC) is to tap into University of Wisconsin-Whitewater faculty expertise and provide outreach services to members of of the regional community. In achieving this mission, FERC provides high-caliber students with the opportunity to work closely with faculty experts in applying concepts and theories to practical, real-world cases. Practical project-based work not only enhances students' educational experience, but it also maximizes their value to future employers by providing them with an economic tool-set applicable in modern firms.