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

New Governorís Initiative Aids Minority Business Growth
Since 2003, state spending on products and services from minority-owned businesses has increased by 14 percent. To build on that progress, Governor Jim Doyle recently announced the "Get Started, Get Growing" initiative for Minority Business Enterprises, at the 25th Annual Marketplace, the Governor's Conference on Minority Business. Read more.

Featured Articles
Milk Trucks in Space ... KT Engineering Partners with Walker Stainless
Stainless steel fuel tanks made in New Lisbon may someday ride into space as part of a shuttle vehicle carrying important commercial and national payloads. Read more.

Governor Doyle Announces New MBE Program at Marketplace 2006
Wisconsin minorities will have more opportunities to secure start-up and expansion funds from a newly-announced Governor's initiative, "Get Started, Get Growing." Read more.

Wisconsin to Host National SBIR Conference in Milwaukee, November 6-9
The 2006 National Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Conference scheduled at the Hilton Milwaukee City Center on November 6-9 is the best opportunity for companies to learn how to compete effectively in the SBIR and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs. Read more.

Wisconsin Exports Up in 2006
Wisconsin exports for the first half of 2006 continued to show strong gains after record-breaking totals in 2005. Read more.




NASA Connection in New Lisbon ...
Representative Ron Kind, Terry Whipple, Juneau County Economic Development Corportation, David Stephenson, NASA, Governor Jim Doyle, Dave Sisk, president, TK Engineering and David Nick, president of Walker Stainless-Aerospace gather for a group photo following the grand opening of the new Walker Stainless facility in New Lisbon.
Representative Ron Kind, Terry Whipple, Juneau County Economic Development Corportation, David Stephenson, NASA, Governor Jim Doyle, Dave Sisk, president, TK Engineering and David Nick, president of Walker Stainless-Aerospace gather for a group photo following the grand opening of the new Walker Stainless facility in New Lisbon. Read more.

Burke Thanks Henderson ...
Secretary Burke presents a token of appreciation to Keynote speaker Glenn Henderson at the 25th Annual Marketplace in Milwaukee. Governor Doyle announced a new iniative at the conference.
Secretary Burke presents a token of appreciation to Keynote speaker Glenn Henderson at the 25th Annual Marketplace in Milwaukee. Governor Doyle announced a new iniative at the conference. Read Secretary Burke's column to learn about "Get Started, Get Growing".

Also In This Issue
2007 Winter Code Update Sessions

Abandoned Tanks Search Tool Now Available Online

Biodiesel Refining Guide Nearing Completion

Business Development Missions to Singapore, Malaysia and the Philippines in February

Central America Export Sales Missions – January/February

Commerce Plans to Adopts the 2008 National Electrical Code

Funding to Travel to Japan Available from JETRO

Growth Financing Symposium in Madison October 30-31

HOME and CDBG Training Sessions in November

HOSPITALAR Health Technology Show in São Paulo in June

International Workshops in Eau Claire

Main Street Sponsors Downtown Revitalization Conference October 26

Minority Businesses Recognized at Marketplace 2006

Notification of Public Hearing: Transportation Rule for the Specific Information Sign Program

PECFA Deploys Online Reporting Application

PECFA Provides Remedial Funding at New 84 Lumber Plant Helping to Create 150 Jobs

Reporting Application "Time Out" Reminder

South Africa Mission February 16-25

Two Historic Buildings Demonstrate ENERGY STAR® Qualified Lighting

What Businesses Need to Know About Pandemic Flu Planning

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