Tap into the entrepreneurial energy and expertise of 40,000 faculty and staff, and the talents of more than 165,000 students across Wisconsin. The UW System powers business and industry, creating jobs and stronger communities.

Economic Development for Wisconsin


The UW System Office of Corporate Relations and Economic Engagement is one of the key focus areas for the Research, Economic Development, and Innovation (REDI) committee of the Board of Regents. It also has economic development contacts at UW System universities.  Connect with us for more information about these efforts.


Regent Scholar Grant Program

Award Recipients

The Regent Scholar Grant Program provides prestigious awards to individual faculty or to institutional programs that undertake undergraduate research projects having potential to foster innovation, entrepreneurship, and talent development.

Award Recipients

Establish a Successful Internship Program

Everything you need to know to tap into the higher education pipeline

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Career Connect

Connecting UW System students with employers looking for talent

Career Connect

From Our Office

Economic Impact Study

The University of Wisconsin System plays a significant role in Wisconsin’s economy. This 2018 economic impact study shows a 23:1 return on investment for every dollar invested by the State of Wisconsin.

Economic Impact Study 2018