Lodi company awarded the WEDA prize | Business
The Wisconsin Economic Development Association unveiled the 2021 Community and Economic Development (CEDA) award winners at the annual CEDA awards ceremony on September 15 at the Edgewater Hotel in Madison.
The CEDA Awards were created by the Wisconsin Economic Development Association (WEDA) to recognize businesses, projects, and organizations that significantly contribute to the Wisconsin economy.
“The economic developers, businesses and entrepreneurs they work with on a daily basis are the unsung heroes of the economy. They work tirelessly to help their communities thrive, and the CEDA Awards represent a special night where their efforts and achievements are celebrated, ”said Mary Perry, President and CEO of WEDA. “WEDA was delighted to partner with the Wisconsin Counties Association and the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation to present the CEDA Awards and recognize businesses and state organizations committed to advancing the economy.
Prizes were awarded in the following six categories at the 2021 CEDA Awards Ceremony: Business Maintenance and Expansion; Economic development initiative; economic engine; Private public partnership; Redevelopment and reuse of real estate; and talent attraction.
Company retention and expansion – This award recognizes innovative economic development projects where communities have successfully mobilized to help maintain and potentially expand the operations of an existing business essential to the economic vitality of the community.
Winner: Attwill Medical Solutions – Attwill is a life science manufacturing company bringing critical manufacturing back to central Wisconsin. Founded in Lodi in 2017, the company manufactures a wide range of products such as rapid COVID tests, second generation COVID vaccines, and innovative pharmaceuticals and medical devices. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Attwill added to its staff at a time of hiring freezes across the country and halted traditional production to produce hand sanitizer to protect frontline workers during the pandemic. Attwill intends to further expand its position in Wisconsin’s manufacturing and biotech sectors.