Wisconsin Department of Commerce
(855) 469-4249 -- General Inquiries
(608) 210-6858 -- Media Inquiries (Kelly Lietz)
Central Building Location
201 W. Washington Ave.
Madison, WI 53703
Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation
PO Box 1687
Madison, WI 53701
Note this message on the Wisconsin Department of Commerce website: "On July 1, 2011, functions once performed by the Wisconsin Department of Commerce were assigned to other state agencies and the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation." Special Session Act 7 created a new Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC), a public-private corporation to replace the state Department of Commerce (Commerce). WEDC will lead Wisconsin's economic development efforts. To visit the old Department of Commerce website, please visit commerce.wi.gov.
From the former Wisconsin Department of Commerce website: The Wisconsin Department of Commerce is the state's leading agency for fostering the growth and diversification of the economy of the state. The mission of the department is to drive retention and creation of quality jobs and promote safe, healthy communities. This mission is carried out through the administration of statewide business development programs, including export development assistance, minority- and women-owned business certification, entrepreneurship services, and economic development financing programs.