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WEDC Corner, July 2013

Wednesday, July 24, 2013   (0 Comments)
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Extended Enterprise Data Sharing Network Project

The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) has undertaken a project to create a statewide data sharing network based upon Salesforce.com platform. WEDC has selected Acumen Solutions to work with an advisory group of economic development partners to develop a standard configuration of the platform. Implementation will help the network streamline services, reduce duplication, manage organization activities and outcomes, and coordinate information and resource sharing.

This project will also integrate the Skills Wisconsin project, which currently has all 11 Workforce Boards utilizing Salesforce to improve matchmaking of jobseekers to employment with businesses across the state and connect with the technical colleges on training.

The first phase of planning is underway and will be completed mid-September. The second phase of customizing the system and migrating data will be completed the end of October. The platform will be deployed, along with training, to 50 users by the end of the year. Fifty additional users will be added by June 2014, and another 50 by June 2015.

For more information, contact Sharon Berge, WEDC Skills Wisconsin Project Manager, 608-210-6806 or Sharon.Berge@wedc.org.

Revolution Labs

Revolution Labs announced its inaugural class of five startups from central city Milwaukee for a new mentor-driven seed accelerator. Revolution Labs was launched in May with support by WEDC, Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority (WHEDA) and Department of Children and Families (DCF) through Governor Walker's Transform Milwaukee initiative. Learn more

Global Freshwater Seed Accelerator Program

WEDC and The Water Council announced that four freshwater technology startups have been selected to participate in a first-of-its-kind Global Freshwater Seed Accelerator Program. Learn more 

ExporTech

The next set of ExporTech programs has been scheduled. WEDC, WMEP and the Northwest Wisconsin Manufacturing Outreach Center provide these three-session training programs to help companies develop or expand an export program.

  • Green Bay: Aug 6, Sept 17, Oct 29
  • Waukesha: Sept 11, Oct 9, Nov 14
  • La Crosse: Sept 10, Oct 8, Nov 12

Learn more

South America Trade Venture

WEDC will be leading a trade venture to Bogata, Colombia; Santiago, Chile; and Sao Paulo, Brazil, Sept. 8-17, in partnership with the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection and the Council of Great Lakes Governors.

Main Street Awards Gala

The 23rd Annual Wisconsin Main Street Awards gala will be held Oct. 18 in Wausau. WEDC will send invitations to Main Street program staff in the coming weeks. For more information, contact: James Engle, 608-210-6840 or james.engle@wedc.org.


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