Wisconsin Act 125

In August of 2006, the Legislative Audit Bureau released an audit of the State of Wisconsin's economic development programs. The Audit identified 152 programs that provided financial and technical assistance to businesses, individuals, nonprofit organizations, and local governments. These programs focused on creating jobs, attracting, expanding and retaining businesses, or otherwise encouraging economic growth. The audit recommended that accountability could be improved by standardizing each state agency's reporting requirements pertaining to project costs and benefits to the public. On March 20, 2008, Wisconsin Act 125 was signed into law to implement these recommendations and to generate efficiency, accountability, and transparency in the state programs concerning economic development.

The annual reports found here implement the goal setting, performance measurement, benchmarking, and reporting responsibilities contained in 2007 Wisconsin Act 125. New annual reports published each October 1 contain program descriptions and awards information for the most recent fiscal year along with updated project information for prior years since fiscal year 2008.

Current Report

Act 125 Report for 2010


Prior Reports

Act 125 Report for 2009
Act 125 Report for 2008 (Contains Program Descriptions and Project Data) (5 MB pdf)

2007 Act 125

View the entire legislative act (86 KB pdf)

Get Adobe Reader