Wisconsin Department of Commerce Newsletter
August 2005
Mary P. Burke, Commerce Secretary

Secretary's Column
A Good Budget for Business
Every year, my colleagues at Trek Bicycles and I would huddle to set aggressive sales targets, reaffirm our commitment to continuous improvement, and achieve maximum cost savings. Governor Jim Doyle's 2005-2007 budget reflects the same commitment to both growth and efficiency. The Governor has sent a strong signal that he is serious in making Wisconsin a great place to do business. Full story

Featured Articles
Governor Doyle Names Monroe and Prairie du Chien to Department of Commerce's Main Street Program
Governor Jim Doyle recently announced that Monroe and Prairie du Chien have been selected for the Main Street Program, which provides technical assistance to local downtown revitalization efforts. Full story

Article Comm 5 and 47 Code Changes in the Environmental and Regulatory Services Division (ERS)
As reported in earlier issues of this newsletter, a thorough update is currently underway in the ERS Division for the Wisconsin Administrative Code chapters that address the Petroleum Environmental Cleanup Fund Award (PECFA) program. This code update is expected to affect site investigation and cleanup activities at about 4,500 remaining sites where petroleum-product discharges have occurred. This program currently issues $5 million to $6 million each month in reimbursements to site owners and operators for these investigation and cleanup activities. Full story

Governor Doyle Leading Trade Mission to Central Europe
Wisconsin businesses interested in initiating or increasing exporting sales to the new Central Europe (EU) can join Gov. Jim Doyle's Trade Mission the Czech Republic and Poland from Nov. 8-16, 2005. Full story

Also In This Issue
Business Matchmaking - A Partnership between the Small Business Administration and HP

Commercial Building Code on Path to Renewal

Commerce Certifies 5 More Qualified New Business Ventures

Department of Commerce Recognizes Municipal Agent Benefit to Submitters

Ethanol Blended Motor Fuels Use Increasing

Exporting to Canada Seminar

Governor Doyle Commends Inland Label and Marketing Services LLC for Earning Workplace Safety and Health Award

Governor Doyle Congratulates Procter & Gamble on New Paper Machine Installation

International Trade Newsletter

New Air Pollution Registration Permit Available Soon

New Green Bay Incubator Building Nearing Completion

Petroleum Environmental Cleanup Fund Presents at the 14th Annual State Fund Administrators Conference

Pilot Environmental Performance Programs Announced for Printing Industry

Small Business Regulatory Review Board to Review Ag Rule

WEN Announces Regional Directors

Wisconsin Trade Project Offers Grants for International Trade Shows

The newsletter is issued electronically every other month.

Please send comments or questions to Barbro McGinn, editor.

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