Office of the President
The UW System is one of Wisconsin’s largest economic development assets. It is represented on a number of statewide, public-private, business and industry development organizations. The Office of the President has established a partnership with the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) to coordinate this involvement in cooperation with UW System institutions.
For further information, contact David Brukardt, Associate Vice President for Economic Development.
See the Office of Economic Development
For Wisconsin to succeed in today's knowledge economy, we must capitalize on the strengths of higher education institutions that serve as engines of economic renewal. Investments in our public colleges, universities, and extension networks boost workforce development while stimulating job creation. These investments yield tremendous returns. Today, the annual impact of the UW System is estimated to be at least $15 billion, leveraging $1.1 billion in annual general purpose revenue (GPR) funding.
– Kevin P. Reilly