Wisconsin Department of Commerce Newsletter
December 2005
New International Website Debuts

A new website, international.wi.gov, has been introduced to help state residents find international resources and introduce Wisconsin to business people, travelers, and educators in other countries.  While the International Division at the Wisconsin Department of Commerce (Commerce) is the primary state agency involved with international activities, many other elements of state government are engage in international activities. Commerce has created the new website to link information on the various international services and programs in one useful location.

The State of Wisconsin's international activities are not just limited to trade missions and promoting exporting.  Every year Wisconsin welcomes thousands of international students and we encourage Wisconsin students to study abroad in order increase their ability to succeed in an ever more interconnected global community.  Cultural exchanges increase the bonds between Wisconsin and other regions.  More and more international tourists are discovering the joys of vacationing in Wisconsin.

The site provides links to the Departments of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection; Public Instruction; Tourism,; Natural Resources; Financial Institutions; Workforce Development; and Administration plus the Wisconsin Arts Board, the UW-System, and the Technical College System.  The home page is currently viewable in Chinese, French, German, Japanese and Spanish.  Subsequent pages will be translated in coming months.

-- Stanley Pfrang

The newsletter is issued electronically every other month.

Please send comments or questions to Barbro McGinn, editor.

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