Wisconsin Department of Commerce Newsletter
April 2006
Secretary's Column
Mary P. Burke, Secretary
Mary P. Burke, Secretary

Innovation is Key to Future Business Success
Wisconsin businesses hoping to succeed in the 21st century need to make innovation a top priority. Read more.

Featured Articles
WI Innovates Overview
Wisconsin's best and brightest share trade secrets at first annual conference. Read more.

Governor Doyle Welcomes Abbott to Wisconsin
Abbott Labs purchased 500 acres in Pleasant Prairie. Read more.

Wisconsin Exports Soar above National Average
Wisconsin's exports were up over 17 percent in 2005 from 2004 besting the US average of 10.57 percent. Read more.

Meeting Wisconsin's International Trade Representatives
Thinking of exporting? Meet with Wisconsin's overseas trade directors in May. Read more.


WI Innovates!
Laura Raymonds, who organized the WI Innovates! Business Best Practices conference for the Department of Commerce and the Wisconsin Innovation Network (WIN), takes a moment at the conference for a photo op with keynote speaker Tom Peters.
Laura Raymonds, who organized the WI Innovates! Business Best Practices conference for the Department of Commerce and the Wisconsin Innovation Network (WIN), takes a moment at the conference for a photo op with keynote speaker Tom Peters.

Secretary Mary Burke greets Governor Jim Doyle prior to his speech at the WI Innovates! conference in Milwaukee on the evening of March 28.
Secretary Mary Burke greets Governor Jim Doyle prior to his speech at the WI Innovates! conference in Milwaukee on the evening of March 28.

It was all in the family at WI Innovates! Secretary Mary Burke enlisted the services of her brother John Burke, president of Trek Bicycle Corporation as a speaker. The siblings are pictured above with keynote speaker Tom Peters.
It was all in the family at WI Innovates! Secretary Mary Burke enlisted the services of her brother John Burke, president of Trek Bicycle Corporation, as a speaker. The siblings are pictured above with keynote speaker Tom Peters.

Also In This Issue
Annual PECFA Reporting/Occurrence Classification Deadline Extended

Baraboo Revitalization Project Receives $2.5 Million

Be Sure You Get All the Construction Permits You Need

Business Development Trip to Mexico

Comm 5 and 47 Code Changes

Commerce PECFA Close Out Form on the Web

Electronic PECFA Claim Submittal No Longer Available

Gov. Doyle Announces Comprehensive Project in Prairie du Chein

Governor's Workforce Development Conference May 17-18 in Appleton

Healthcare Market Opportunities in Brazil

Last Chance to Nominate for Export Awards

Loan Documenation Required in PECFA Claim Submittals

Moser and Myers Speak at Conference

NAFTA Seminar

New Members of the Wisconsin International Trade Team

Octane Labeling Reminder

Rule Changes Affecting Use of T-butyl Acetate

Rural Information Sessions Held

Save the Dates! WEDA 2006 Spring Conference May 3-5 in Sheboygan

Small Business Ombudsman Available at Commerce

Wilcox Steel Expansion Adds Jobs

Wisconsin Business & Technology Expo 2006 May 3-4 in West Allis

Wood Packaging Regulations for Mexico

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Please send comments or questions to Barbro McGinn, editor.

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