Business Development and Government Relations (BDGR)

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Whether you are starting a business or expanding one, look to BDGR to help you find what you need. We have the expertise to help you find the incentives, grants, permits, data, licenses and resources you need to grow and thrive. You know your business, and we know government. BDGR can connect the dots to help you navigate state agencies, find what you need and, most importantly get your goods and services into the hands of those who need them.

COVID-19 Resources and Information

Federal and state agencies along with the non-profit sector are responding to business needs brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. Please check back for updates.

May 4, 2021 - The White House recently announced a new federal tax credit that compensates employers for providing their employees paid time off for the COVID-19 vaccine.

President Biden is calling on every employer in America to offer full pay to their employees for any time off needed to get vaccinated and for any time it takes to recover from the after-effects of vaccination. He will announce a paid leave tax credit that will offset the cost for employers with fewer than 500 employees to provide full pay for any time their employees need to get a COVID-19 vaccination or recover from that vaccination.

IRS fact sheet:

On May 18, 2020, Gov. Evers Announces $75 Million We're All In Grant Program and Initiative to Spur Wisconsin's Economic Recovery, Promote Safe Business Practices. Follow the links below for the press release, and to view Wisconsin's DOR-related COVID-19 information and announcements.

On April 15, 2020, Governor Tony Evers signed into law 2019 Wisconsin Act 185 (COVID-19 law). The new law affects several agencies in the State's response to the public health emergency. The link below provides a summary of the provisions that the Office of the Commissioner of Insurance (OCI) will be implementing.

Other Resources:

Contact Business Development and Government Relations at BDGR@wisconsin.gov