contributed….Juneau County Economic Development Corporation (JCEDC) expands its partnership with the Wisconsin Procurement Institute (WPI) to bring new business opportunities to Central and Western Wisconsin.  WPI has expanded their operations and has selected the JCEDC facility in Camp Douglas as their newest satellite office.  The office will serve Wisconsin’s Central and Western counties as well as suppliers supporting Ft. McCoy and Volk Field.  “We have been working with WPI for almost 10 years and are very pleased that we will have their expertise available to businesses in the region.  Business development is a primary focus of our work and we are looking forward to bringing this resource to the area business community,” commented Terry Whipple, Executive Director for JCEDC.

“WPI’s expertise will be available to businesses currently working with the government as well as those considering entering the market.  Although federal budgets are currently stressed, the government will continue to purchase goods and services from high quality firms and will continue to spend billions of dollars.  Firms that can meet and exceed the requirements and can add value continue to be in demand.  Areas such as cyber, energy, security, homeland defense will continue to be a priority,” commented Aina Vilumsons, Executive Director, WPI.

The WPI office is located in Camp Douglas at the Juneau County Economic Development Corporation facility, 122 Main St, Camp Douglas.  Business owners interested in obtaining free assistance in support of their government sales efforts, can schedule an appointment by contacting David Olson at 608-427-2455 or

Juneau County Economic Development Corporation’s mission is to foster positive economic change for Juneau County communities and to promote the success of agricultural, industrial, commercial and entrepreneurial enterprises. We do this through leadership and collaboration with public and private organizations/individuals on a national, state, regional, county and local level.

Wisconsin Procurement Institute (WPI) is a non-profit organization established in 1987, is an outgrowth of then Congressman Les Aspin’s efforts to help Wisconsin businesses win federal contracts, especially defense contracts.  WPI’s mission is to assist Wisconsin businesses in creating, developing and growing their Federal, State and Local Government sales, revenues, profits and jobs.