In this issue:
- WEDC Awarded Federal Grant to Assist Wisconsin Exporters
- Ashwaubenon, Monona Top Nerd Wallet List of Top Places to Start a Business in Wisconsin
- Wisconsin Delegation Completes Trade Mission to Japan and Taiwan
- Dollar General Selects Janesville for $75 Million Distribution Center
- Austin Straubel Commerce District Site Earns State’s Certified In Wisconsin Designation
WI Economic Development Institute News
Roger Nacker, President
In this issue:
Downloadable Reports from the Economic Profile System
Cost of Living Index
Tax Abatement Disclosures and Economic Development Groups
The Great Lakes – St. Lawrence Region
Brain Gain in the Rustbelt
The State’s Broadband Expansion Grant Program
2012–2013 State and County Migration Data
2009-2013 American Community Survey Commuting Flows
Census Business Builder
WEDA Announces Community and Economic Development Award Winners
WEDA is pleased to announce the winners of the first annual Community and Economic Development awards. Winners were recognized at a ceremony on August 20, 2015, at Sentry World in Stevens Point, Wis.
The awards program was developed by WEDA and its partners to recognize best practices and economic development-focused groups around the state that are making their community or region a better place to live, work and play.
Corporate Sponsor Spotlight
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Board Member Profile: Lynn Nelson
I have been a WEDA member for five years and was appointed to the WEDA board earlier this year. I currently serve on the membership and sponsorship committee where we have been looking at ways that WEDA can grow and provide an even greater value to its membership.
I am the Executive Director of the West Central Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission located in Eau Claire. Our service area covers the counties of Barron, Chippewa, Clark, Dunn, Eau Claire, Polk and St. Croix.
We are an Economic Development District for the federal Economic Development Administration (EDA), provide staffing to a regional business revolving loan pool capitalized at $17 million, and work closely with the counties, communities and ED organizations in our region on a wide variety of projects and programs. Most recently we have been active in assisting the City of River Falls, the River Falls Economic Development Corporation and the University of Wisconsin-River Falls in securing funding for a business incubator/accelerator.