IMPORTANT: As of July 1st, 2011, functions once performed by the Wisconsin Department of Commerce have been moved to other state agencies and the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation. The former Commerce web site will continue to exist for the next several months as resources are moved to new web site locations. We will make every attempt possible to direct our users to the new locations as web resources are moved.
The Wisconsin Department of Commerce is the state's leading agency for fostering the growth and diversification of the economy of the state. The mission of the department is to drive retention and creation of quality jobs and promote safe, healthy communities. This mission is carried out through the administration of statewide business development programs, including export development assistance, minority- and women-owned business certification, entrepreneurship services, and economic development financing programs. The Department also manages the small business environmental assistance program, markets the state, invests in community development, and works to prevent homelessness. The Department protects the safety, health and welfare of residents through the sampling and testing of petroleum products and tank systems; management of the state's largest environmental fund; administration of laws related to buildings and structures, plumbing and private sewage, ground water protection and mechanical systems; occupational certifications and licenses; and administration of the Wisconsin Fund for Private Onsite Wastewater Treatment Systems.
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