Thank You for Attending the 2022 Governor’s Conference on Economic Development!


February 9-11, 2022

Monona Terrace  |   Madison, WI

Theme:  Tackling Today’s Economic Challenges

About the Governor’s Conference on Economic Development:

The Governor’s Conference on Economic Development is WEDA’s biggest education and networking event of the year. We’re excited to announce that the 2022 conference, which is returning as in-person event, will feature industry thought leaders and practitioners who will tackle workforce and economic development challenges facing our businesses and communities. The packed agenda has something for everyone as we focus on talent attraction, strengthening our communities, and advancing economic growth in rural and urban Wisconsin.  


CG Schmidt  


First-Ring Redevelopment Enterprise


Immel Construction  


VierbicherBreak Sponsor



Latino Chamber of Commerce  

Destination Madison  

Ho-Chunk Gaming   

Redevelopment Resources   




US Bank



Associated Bank


Northwest Bank and Trust Company  


Baker Tilly



WE Energies


Wisconsin Center for Manufacturing & Productivity

Thank YOU 2022 Conference Planning Team:

  • Becky Albert, Wisconsin Indian Business Alliance
  • Ruben Anthony, Urban League of Greater Madison
  • Kelly Armstrong, Greater Green Bay Chamber of Commerce
  • Kathryn Berger, CG Schmidt
  • Jessica Cavazos, Wisconsin Latino Chamber of Commerce
  • Kathy Collins, MadRep
  • John Drury, Madison Gas & Electric
  • Brian Gadow, City of Monona
  • Melissa Hunt, Vierbicher
  • David Kircher, Phoenix Financial Advisors
  • Robyn Ludtke, Waukesha County Business Alliance
  • Jason Monnett, WBD
  • Fern Orie, Wisconsin Indian Native Loan Fund
  • Jim Rosenberg, Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation
  • Katy Sinnott, Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation
  • Donna Walker, Dairyland Power
  • Sarah Warner, Visit Madison
  • Bon Wikenheiser, UW-System
  • Mai Xiong, Wisconsin Housing & Economic Development Authority
  • Kathy Davies, Conference Planner