Wisconsin Department of Commerce Newsletter
February 2006
Secretary Mary P. Burke
Secretary Mary P. Burke

Secretary's Column
Tom Peters to Keynote Wisconsin Innovates! Conference
Internationally-renowned consultant and best-selling author Tom Peters will keynote the Wisconsin Innovates! Business Best Practices Conference, presented by Governor Jim Doyle, on March 28-29 at the Midwest Airlines Center in Milwaukee. Read more.

Featured Articles
Governor Doyle Announces Wisconsin Makes Economic Honor Roll in National Study
Governor Jim Doyle today announced that Wisconsin was one of only seven states to make the economic honor roll in the annual report card of the states compiled by the Corporation for Enterprise Development (CFED), a national economic development organization. Read more.

Overseas Office Directors' Visit
The directors of Wisconsin's Overseas Trade Offices will be making their annual visit to Wisconsin May 8-12, 2006. The directors will be speaking at several events and will also be available for one-on-one consultations about business opportunities in their individual territories. Read more.

Governor Doyle Unveils Manufacturing Initiative in State-of-State
In his fourth State-of-the-State address, Governor Jim Doyle announced plans to fund a new initiative to help small and medium-sized manufacturers that supply large Wisconsin companies identify and capture opportunities to improve their performance. Read more.

Also In This Issue
4th Annual Wisconsin Community Leadership Summit Will Focus on Wisconsin's Future

Annual PECFA Reporting Deadline Delayed

Duo Helps Wisconsin Businesses Breathe Easier

Environment '06 Set For March 6-8 in Milwaukee

ESG/THP/HPP Grant Application Deadline March 6, 2006

Export Award Nominations Sought

Governor Doyle Announces $1.1 Million in State Shelter Subsidy Grants

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

Medical/Health Market Opportunities in Brazil

Meeting Global Biotech Partners

New Chinese Airports Offer Opportunity for Wisconsin Suppliers

New Commerce Grant Program to Spark Entrepreneurship

New Madison Organization Combines Social Functions and International Business

Selling to Canada's Hardware/Home Improvement Market

Tax Credits Help Keep Quad Graphics on Track with Job Creation

Upcoming Transfer of Commerce's Early Planning Grant (EPG) Programs to Wisconsin Entrepreneurs' Network (WEN)

Wisconsin Fresh Start Expanding Throughout the State

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