Economic Development Tax Credit Program (Wisconsin)

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Place Wisconsin

Applies to States or Provinces Wisconsin
Name Economic Development Tax Credit Program (Wisconsin)
Policy Category Financial Incentive
Policy Type Corporate Tax Incentive
Affected Technologies Biomass/Biogas, Coal with CCS, Concentrating Solar Power, Energy Storage, Fuel Cells, Geothermal Electric, Hydroelectric, Hydroelectric (Small), Natural Gas, Nuclear, Solar Photovoltaics, Wave Energy, Wind energy
Active Policy Yes

Implementing Sector State/Province

Program Administrator Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation
Primary Website

Last Review 2014-09-15


The Economic Development Tax Credit (ETC) program was enacted in 2009 and eliminated five existing tax credit programs (Agricultural Development Zones, Airport Development Zones, Community Development Zones, Enterprise Development Zones and Technology Zones) and replaced them with a comprehensive program enabling businesses to earn tax credits based on jobs, capital investment, training and the location or retention of corporate headquarters.

The Economic Development Tax Credit Program offers tax credits against a business’s income tax liability. Tax credits may be earned 1) through the creation of full-time positions meeting a pre-determined rate; 2) through capital investments on property and equipment; 3) by providing training to employees; and 4) by locating company headquarters in Wisconsin.

Policy Contact

Contact Name Brenda Hicks-Sorensen, VP
Department Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation
Division WEDC Regional Account Managers
Address 201 W. Washington Ave.

Place Madison, Wisconsin
Zip/Postal Code 53703
Phone 608-210-6838


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