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Department of Commerce

Aug 10, 2012

State takes bigger interest in WEDC (UPDATE)

The state legislative budget committee Friday assumed more oversight of the Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. following its failure to spur as much job creation as promised in return for millions of dollars in potential tax credits to businesses.

Apr 9, 2012

Solar panel prices may heat up on rays of U.S. tariff

Solar power installation companies have spent the past two years benefitting from Chinese manufacturers driving down the price of panels.

May 5, 2011

Mayville Engineering to buy new plant with economic grant

Mayville Engineering Co. Inc., Mayville, will benefit from a $1.5 million grant from the Department of Commerce’s Community Development Block Grant–Economic Development program. Gov. Scott Walker announced Thursday that Waushara […]

Apr 4, 2011

Ellsworth Cooperative Creamery to start on infrastructure expansion

Ellsworth Cooperative Creamery in Pierce County has received $407,000 from the Community Development Block Grant-Economic Development Program administered by the Department of Commerce. The grant will enable the city to […]

Mar 29, 2011

Lawmakers question Walker’s local cuts

By James Briggs The state’s Department of Administration secretary faced sharp scrutiny Tuesday as he began more than a week of state budget testimony from state officials. Mike Huebsch was […]

Feb 14, 2011

Microorganism turns pipe dreams into nightmares

By Marie Rohde When Door County’s $30 million Justice Center opened in 2005, civic officials were aglow with pride. Within five months, center inmates took on a glow of their […]

Feb 11, 2011

Nardelli named Safety and Buildings division manager

Thomas Nardelli, a close ally of Gov. Scott Walker, has been appointed division manager for Safety and Buildings at the Department of Commerce under Secretary Paul Jadin. From August 2007 […]

Feb 10, 2011

Loans to help Racine County companies create jobs

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker announced Thursday that BRP US Inc. and DeltaHawk Engines Inc. have received $1.72 million in loans from the Department of Commerce to assist job-creating projects in […]

Feb 9, 2011

Walker signs bill to reorganize Commerce Department

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Scott Walker has signed into law a measure that will replace public employees at the Department of Commerce with private workers in a dramatic reorganization […]

Feb 8, 2011

State inches closer to international building code

By Marie Rohde Wisconsin is on the verge of adopting the 2009 international building code, leaving some to wonder why the state took so long to embrace the construction standards. […]

Feb 8, 2011

Walker to sign Commerce Department bill

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Scott Walker says he will sign the bill reorganizing the Wisconsin Department of Commerce into a public-private hybrid on Wednesday. The Republican-controlled Legislature passed the […]

Feb 3, 2011

Commerce Department starts shifting divisions

By James Briggs Plans are under way to move the regulatory divisions of the state Department of Commerce to a new home, even though the transition lacks final approval from […]


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