MADISON— Gov. Jim Doyle today announced that 11 small businesses will share $55,000 in

Wisconsin Trade Project (WTP) Program grants to market their products at international trade shows.


“I’ve made international trade a top priority, and Wisconsin’s exports have increased by more than 60 percent since I took office,” said Gov. Jim Doyle. “This helps small companies attend international trade shows where they can make valuable sales contacts and learn firsthand about prospective markets.


The following companies have each earned WTP grants for $5,000:


§         InvivoSciences LLC, Madison, Dane County

§         Lucigen Corporation, Middleton, Dane County

§         Paradigm Sensors, LLC, Milwaukee, Milwaukee County

§         Elwood Corporation, Oak Creek, Milwaukee County

§         H.O. Bostrum Co., Waukesha, Waukesha County

§         PremierTec., Ltd., Racine, Racine County

§         GTI Diagnostics, Waukesha, Waukesha County

§         Seura, Inc., Green Bay, Brown County

§         CRG Logistics, Green Bay, Brown County

§         Badger Shredding Products, Sturgeon Bay, Door County

§         Realityworks, Inc., Eau Claire, Eau Claire County


The Wisconsin Trade Project Program provides individual grants up to $5,000 to reimburse small Wisconsin companies for expenses incurred while attending an international trade show, such as booth rental, product literature translations, or displays. High-tech companies can also receive a grant to attend a trade show held in the U.S. that has international attendees. The program does not pay for travel, lodging, or related costs. Wisconsin companies with annual sales under $25 million are eligible for the program. For more information, contact Stanley Pfrang, Commerce, at 608/267-0639.