An overview of what WEDC does and an update on where our economy is currently along with projections for the quarter and year, and what programs may be available for architects and our clients.
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Deputy Secretary Sam Rikkers
Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC)
Sam Rikkers is deputy secretary and chief operating officer
for WEDC. Prior to joining WEDC in November 2019, he served as strategic
economic initiatives director at the Wisconsin Department of Administration.
Sam has an extensive background in rural development, both in
the U.S. and internationally. He served in the White House from 2013 to 2014 as
director on the energy and environment team in the Presidential Personnel
Office, then was administrator of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Rural
Business-Cooperative Service. Before returning to Wisconsin in 2017, he
launched and led the Rural Opportunity Initiative of the Georgetown University
McDonough School of Business.