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

New Resources for Manufacturers
Both Wisconsin's small manufacturers and original equipment manufacturers can benefit from the new Manufacturing Supplier Development Initiative announced by Gov. Jim Doyle on May 3. Read more.

Featured Articles
Annual Overseas Office Directors Visit In May
The directors and staff of Wisconsin's overseas trade offices completed another successful annual visit to the state May 8-12. Read more.

City of Hurley Becomes Pilot for Comprehensive Community Development Grant
The City of Hurley, long plagued by unsightly buildings, deteriorating streets and sidewalks, a scarcity of public parking and a lack of shopping opportunities, will soon have an entirely new look. Read more.

Commerce Program Helps Strengthen Economic Development/Retention
Every now and then, a woman that may look to familiar to some – but they’re not exactly sure why – can be seen on the fifth floor. As one of a very small handful of Division of Community Development employees based in Milwaukee, Geri Petersen laughs good-naturedly at the notion that she is a veritable stranger among her co-workers. Read more.

Commerce Employment Opportunities
Currently, there are a number of positions open at the Department of Commerce. To learn more, visit our Employment page.


Also In This Issue
$40,000 Comm 47 Investigation Cap Dropped to $20,000

"A Home for Everyone 2006": Building on Ten Years of Collaboration

Governor Doyle Visits Commerce
Governor Jim Doyle and Commerce Employee Beng Yeap
Governor Doyle stopped by Commerce on May 1, "Employee Appreciation Day". The Governor is shown above with Beng Yeap of the International Division.

Building Inspectors Institute Meets in Bayfield

Cost Savings for Wisconsin Firms Wanting to Export to Libya

Darin Powers Departs Commerce for Homeland Security

Exporters Recognized at 42nd Annual Trade Conference

Fair Housing Poster and Essay Contest

Governor Doyle Announces Funding for Amcor Flexibles, Inc.

Grant Helps Construct Federally Qualified Dental Clinic in Chippewa Falls

Industrial Revenue Bond to Help Trimen Industries Inc. Expand, Create Jobs

Jennifer Skinner is Leaving Commerce for Career in School Counseling

Marketplace 2006 Marks 25th Anniversary of Event

New Area Development Managers' Map

Possin Hired as Executive Director of Dairy 2020

Ripon Foods to Expand and Create 100 New Jobs

Safe Buildings Start at the Local Level

Secretary Burke Makes Economic Development Announcements in Northwestern Wisconsin

Small Business Grant Programs Transferred to the Wisconsin Entrepreneurs' Network

Thinking of Producing Biodiesel?

Ultra Low Sulfur Diesel Motor Fuel Rule Deadlines

Upcoming Comm 47 Reporting and Contract Notification Deadlines

When Commodity Bidding is NOT Required

WI Innovates Conference on WisconsinEye Website

Wisconsin at Forefront in History of Building Safety

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Please send comments or questions to Barbro McGinn, editor.

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