Wade Goodsell is a Director of Business and Investment Attraction at the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation, an organization that he has been with for the past 2 years. He leads the state’s site selection and corporate real estate outreach efforts in the recruitment of companies to Wisconsin, partnering extensively with local and regional economic development organizations as well as the Governor and Lt. Governor’s offices. Additionally, Wade serves as a single point of contact for site selectors and consultants alike, while also overseeing Wisconsin’s Certified Sites Program, which in its 5 years has drawn over $240M of capital investment into 8 of the state’s 15 certified development-ready sites.
Prior to Wade’s current position, he was Manager of Membership and Government Relations with the State Chamber of Commerce.
Wade is a member of the Wisconsin Economic Development Association, the International Economic Development Council, CoreNet’s Chicago Chapter, NAIOP, CARW and the Industrial Asset Management Council, where he serves as a volunteer on the Member Relations Committee.
Wade received his Bachelor of Arts degree in business marketing and leadership studies from Bethel University.