Wisconsin Department of Commerce Newsletter
October 2005
Secretary Mary P. Burke
Secretary Mary P. Burke

Secretary's Column
Grow Wisconsin 2005: Building on a Strong Foundation
When Gov. Jim Doyle took office in 2003, he made economic development his top priority, and later that year issued his Grow Wisconsin economic development plan. Grow Wisconsin identified goals and measurable outcomes so that scarce economic development funds could be wisely and effectively used. Full story.

Featured Articles
24th Annual Governor's Conference on Minority Business Development
Minority-owned businesses seeking expanded opportunities and purchasing agents looking for quality minority vendors will want to attend the 24th annual Governor's Conference on Minority Business Development: Marketplace 2005. Full story.

Commerce Wins National Award For WIFrontDoor
The award was for the implementation of the affordable rental housing website, WIFrontDoorHousing.org. Full story.

Division of Safety & Buildings Welcomes New Administrator
Greg Jones was appointed by Commerce Secretary Mary Burke on September 12 and is charged with leading over 160 division employees statewide. Full story.

Secretary Burke Announces Executive Appointment to Minority Business Development
"Ruby Brooks brings a wealth of business experience that specifically focuses on women, minorities, and small businesses," Secretary Burke said. Full story.

Also In This Issue

Gov. Doyle talks with businesses at a listening session held Aug. 29 in Rhinelander.
Gov. Doyle talks with businesses at a listening session held Aug. 29 in Rhinelander.
Air Pollutant Deadline December 31

Chinese Boat Buyers to Visit Wisconsin

Developing Regional Economic Strategies: Regional Non-Profits Initiative

Doing Business in India

DNR's New Registration Permit Workshops Set for October

Governor Announces $5.4 Million State Assistance Package for GM Janesville

Governor Announces Training Awards

Governor Appoints Two New Board Members

Governor Congratulates Procter & Gamble on New Paper Machine Installation

Governor Leading Trade Mission to Central Europe

Informational Brochures Now Available From Safety & Buildings Division

Tentative Annual Reporting/Occurrence Classification Deadlines

Wisconsin Entrepreneurs Network - A Super Highway to Resources and Services

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