The  Office of Economic Development provides a link to connect business and industry with the richness of UW talent, innovative spirit, and entrepreneurial energy in order to foster job growth and to build better communities. Working with colleagues at each UW institution, the office is responsible for maintaining open lines of communication with existing businesses and start-ups.

The UW System is one of Wisconsin’s largest economic development assets. The Office of Economic Development is a joint partnership between UW System and the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) to drive statewide economic expansion and job creation.