Wisconsin Economic Development Overview

  • Service
  • Lender

  • Year Founded
  • 2011

Year Founded

  • Professionals
  • 134


  • Financed Companies
  • 95

  • Financings
  • 123

Wisconsin Economic Development General Information


Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) is an economic development agency based in Madison, Wisconsin. Founded in 2011, WEDC nurtures business growth and job creation in Wisconsin by providing resources, technical support, and financial assistance to companies, their partners, and the communities they serve. The organization focuses on economic and community development, entrepreneurship and innovation, business and industry development, international business development, marketing, public affairs, and finance and administration. The firm also provides debt funding to startup and early-stage companies.

Contact Information

Year Founded
Service Provider Type
Corporate Office
  • 2352 South Park Street
  • Suite 303
  • Madison, WI 53713
  • United States
+1 (608) 000-0000

Wisconsin Economic Development Financings

Company Name Financing Date Debt/Deal Date Debt/Deal Amount
Renaissant Mar 2022 00000 0000000
ConsortiEX Apr 2020 00000 0000000
GymDandy Sep 2016 00000 0000000
Scanalytics Mar 2016 00000 0000000
Luck Country Inn Aug 2015 00000 0000000
Fetch (Other Services (B2C Non-Financial)) Mar 2015 00000 0000000
Energy Bank Dec 2014 00000 0000000
ConsortiEX Oct 2014 00000 0000000
Dynamis Software Oct 2014 00000 0000000
Stealth Therapeutics Aug 2014 00000 0000000
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Wisconsin Economic Development Co-Lenders (3)

Lender Lender Type Lender Location Total Shared Financings Last Shared Financing
Johnson Bank Lender Racine, WI 1 00000
Madison Development Corporation Lender Madison, WI 0 000
Milwaukee Economic Development Lender Milwaukee, WI 0 00.000
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Wisconsin Economic Development Team (64)

Name Title Related Financings Office Contact
Melissa Hughes Chief Executive Officer & Secretary Madison, WI
Khadija Mims Chief Financial Officer Madison, WI
Sam Rikkers Chief Operating Officer, Deputy Secretary & Member of the Awards Administration Committee Madison, WI
Jennifer Campbell Chief Accounting Officer Madison, WI
Seyoum Mengesha Economic Development Consultant Madison, WI
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Wisconsin Economic Development Board Members (31)

Name Representing Role Since
Daniel Feyen Wisconsin Economic Development Board of Director 000 0000
Henry Newell Wisconsin Economic Development Chairman of the Board of Directors 000 0000
Jack Salzwedel Self Board of Director 000 0000
James Ladwig Self Board of Director 000 0000
Joe Kirgues JD Self Co-Chairman of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Committee 000 0000
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Wisconsin Economic Development FAQs

  • When was Wisconsin Economic Development founded?

    Wisconsin Economic Development was founded in 2011.

  • Who is the founder of Wisconsin Economic Development?

    Scott Walker is the founder of Wisconsin Economic Development.

  • Who is the CEO of Wisconsin Economic Development?

    Melissa Hughes is the CEO of Wisconsin Economic Development.

  • Where is Wisconsin Economic Development headquartered?

    Wisconsin Economic Development is headquartered in Madison, WI.

  • What is the size of Wisconsin Economic Development?

    Wisconsin Economic Development total number of employees/professionals is 134.

  • What service provider type is Wisconsin Economic Development?

    Wisconsin Economic Development's service provider type is Lender.

  • What companies has Wisconsin Economic Development invested in or acquired?

    Wisconsin Economic Development has invested in or acquired companies like SixLine Semiconductor, AdvantiGen Biosciences, and Atrility Medical.

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