Department of Revenue Unveils Business Development and Government Relations Unit

Yesterday, at the 2019 WEDA Fall Conference, Department of Revenue Secretary-designee Peter Barca announced the formation of a new unit in the Wisconsin Department of Revenue.

The Business Development and Government Relations (BDGR) Unit will be part of the Department’s Research & Policy Division and serve as a bridge between the department, other state agencies and small businesses.

The BDGR unit will work with businesses to find what they need to:

 Start or expand

 Recruit and retain employees

 Analyze economic data

 Identify tax incentives

“We want to keep Wisconsin’s economy growing in all 72 counties,” said Governor Tony Evers. “BDGR will help new and growing businesses connect the dots between government agencies and identify resources and information they need to grow and thrive.”

“The Department of Revenue is uniquely positioned to assist Wisconsin businesses,” notes Department of Revenue Secretary Peter Barca. “We have contact with all businesses in the state through tax policy and administration. BDGR can connect businesses to resources and provide an ear for policy suggestions.”