Wisconsin Department of Commerce Newsletter
December 2006
Commerce Seeks Wisconsin Partners for EntrepreneurshipWeek USA

Organizations seeking to encourage entrepreneurial activities in Wisconsin will want to join a nationwide promotional effort called EntrepreneurshipWeek USA, February 24 - March 3, 2007.

EntrepreneurshipWeek USA logo

"Throughout his tenure, Gov. Jim Doyle has strongly supported entrepreneurship with effective programs and resources," said Department of Commerce (Commerce) Secretary Mary P. Burke. "We'd like to encourage state and local government, schools, nonprofits organizations, entrepreneurs and community leaders to observe the week by hosting events that celebrate the power of entrepreneurship in Wisconsin."

With the theme What's Your Big Idea? Take it On!, EntrepreneurshipWeek USA will serve as an inspiration for young people to think creatively and to turn their ideas into action - whether that means starting a new business, developing an innovation for an existing company or solving a problem that makes society better. Official events are being planned in cities across the country, culminating in Washington, DC, where the focus will be on the importance of policy to the nation's entrepreneurs.

Organizations may sign up on the national website - www.EntrepreneurshipWeekUSA.com - to become program partners and list their events, activities and programs. A link to the national website can also be found on the Commerce website. Program partners will benefit from awareness of their programs, events and activities through the heightened exposure in listing their events on the national EntrepreneurshipWeek USA website. The website will a comprehensive listing of statewide entrepreneurial activities and events taking place during February 24 - March 3, 2007.

For more information about EntrepreneurshipWeek USA contact Carol Dunn, Commerce, 608/267-0297 or cdunn@commerce.state.wi.us.

Read Governor Doyle's Proclamation (776KB pdf file)

-- Tony Hozeny

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Please send comments or questions to Barbro McGinn, editor.

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