Economic development

​Wisconsin's economic vitality and its ability to remain competitive depend on the efficient transport of people and goods to the nation and the world. The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) provides a number of benefits to Wisconsin communities and businesses in the area of economic development. Some of these services act directly as a catalyst for economic development, while others contribute to the prosperity of the state.

Economic development assistance

WisDOT has a number of assistance programs that act directly as a catalyst for economic development in Wisconsin. These programs provide grants and loans to businesses and local communities for their transportation-related needs.


Other resources


Dean M. Prestegaard
Economic Development Chief
Wisconsin Department of Transportation
Division of Transportation Investment Management
Phone: (608) 266-9910